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Posted by: thepinetree on 12/05/2018 01:55 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 12/05/2018 01:55 PM
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Analysis Shows 2018 California Wildfires Emitted as Much Carbon Dioxide as an Entire Year's Worth of Electricity

Washington, DC...U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that according to data analyzed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the 2018 wildfire season in California is estimated to have released emissions equivalent to roughly 68 million tons of carbon dioxide. This number equates to about 15 percent of all California emissions, and it is on par with the annual emissions produced by generating enough electricity to power the entire state for a year. The recent Camp and Woolsey fires have produced emissions equivalent to roughly 5.5 million tons of carbon dioxide.




"We know that wildfires can be deadly and cost billions of dollars, but this analysis from the U.S. Geological Survey also shows just how bad catastrophic fires are for the environment and for the public's health," said Secretary Zinke. "There's too much dead and dying timber in the forest, which fuels these catastrophic fires. Proper management of our forests, to include small prescribed burns, mechanical thinning, and other techniques, will improve forest health and reduce the risk of wildfires, while also helping curb the carbon emissions. The intensity and range of these fires indicate we can no longer ignore proper forest management. We can and must do a better job of protecting both the forests and the communities on the urban-wildland interface. Leaving forests unmanaged is no longer a safe option.”

These preliminary estimates were produced using provisional data from this year’s wildfire season. The USGS compared that to the emissions produced by California’s electricity (imported and produced in-state) during the entire year of 2016, which was roughly 76 million tons according to data provided by the California Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-05 14:25:28   By: Anonymous
 
Cut the huge waste of CAL FIRE budget. Buy our own 747 jet liners to put out fires. Get a work force in the forests to manage it...yesterday!

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    Truth is poison to Liberals
    Posted on: 2018-12-05 15:51:50   By: Anonymous
     

    HAHAHA LYING CROOKED MUELLER HAHAHA
    HAHAHA LYING CROOKED LIBERAL MARXIST LEANING DEMOCRATS HAHAHA
    The video the Liberal Democrats hope you never would see.
    The Mueller Investigation going sour for Mueller himself!
    Mueller facing 4 different charges!
    After viewing this video you will see why the Democrats are so crooked!!
    Truth is poison to the Liberals!

    Dan Bongino - Obama, Mueller and the Biggest Scam in American History
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aevtHHULag&feature=youtu.be


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      Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
      Posted on: 2018-12-05 16:32:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Drink a little more of the kool-aid you ignorant Trumptard racist

      Take your FAKE NEWS and share it with Fox and Lies

      Trump is done you inbred hillbilly, the man and his administration are the most corrupt EVER

      How stupid are you Trumptards really?

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        Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
        Posted on: 2018-12-05 19:56:58   By: Anonymous
         
        Truth to a Liberal is like Salt to a Slug.

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        Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
        Posted on: 2018-12-06 10:09:48   By: Anonymous
         

        HAHAHA LYING CROOKED MUELLER HAHAHA
        HAHAHA LYING CROOKED LIBERAL MARXIST LEANING DEMOCRATS HAHAHA
        Did Mueller Receive $500,000 for Uranium One Deal?
        If this story pans out, we may know what President Trump alluded to the other day.
        Talk about a nuclear bomb going off on Democrats.
        They pushed “all in” on Mueller, saying he’s the most honest man in DC. That could be true. As Mueller may be the most honest crook.
        According to this tweet, Mueller may have done more on Uranium One than run interference:
        ??BREAKING: According to sources Robert Mueller illegally received over half a million dollars for his role in the Uranium One scandal. Comey recommended Mueller to lead the Russia Investigation after Comey's firing to guarantee the cover-up…..developing pic.twitter.com/xCelIHiJMW
        People have been sounding the alarm bells on Mueller and Uranium One for some time. His connections to Uranium One are far more egregious than what Sessions had with the Clinton campaign.
        Source: https://theblacksphere.net/2018/12/did-mueller-receive-500000-for-uranium-one-deal/


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          Re: Truth is poison to Liberals
          Posted on: 2018-12-06 18:28:07   By: Anonymous
           
          Same old drunk guy with no life other than the Pine Tree comments section. Same comments every time. His addled brain has him believing that he matters in this World, and that his comments make a difference. And another holiday season will be spent alone and bitter.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-12-05 18:07:49   By: Anonymous
     
    Chicken, corn, green peppers, chili....sigh onions....

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-12-05 21:37:28   By: Anonymous
       
      smoked paprika...

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-12-05 19:56:20   By: Anonymous
     
    And Dennis Mills spews more bullsheet than a 500 head herd.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-12-05 23:26:54   By: Anonymous
       
      His ramblings don't even make sense. What an insecure sh*t-bag.

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Stop the nonsense. . .
Posted on: 2018-12-05 14:27:04   By: Anonymous
 
Well that seems pretty clear - STOP the climate change nonsense and lets focus & fund a healthy forest, watershed and water for everyone to enjoy!

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    Re: Stop the nonsense. . .
    Posted on: 2018-12-05 14:52:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Climate change is real. Read a science book.

    [Reply ]

      Re: Stop the nonsense. . .
      Posted on: 2018-12-05 19:57:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Books create Carbon you fool!

      [Reply ]

      Re: Stop the nonsense. . .
      Posted on: 2018-12-05 21:34:05   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes climate change is real, it has always changed. Humans trying to change it has as much effect as pizzing in the ocean.

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        Re: Stop the nonsense. . .
        Posted on: 2018-12-05 23:35:45   By: Anonymous
         
        Pissing in the ocean does have an effect. The oceans are becoming acidic.Too much plastic and pollution is contaminating all of the marine life.

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          Re: Stop the nonsense. . .
          Posted on: 2018-12-06 00:02:11   By: Anonymous
           
          Ooh jeez...

          [Reply ]

          Re: Stop the nonsense. . .
          Posted on: 2018-12-06 11:09:43   By: Anonymous
           
          You need a vacation.

          [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-05 14:36:55   By: Anonymous
 
Bernie Sanders Spent $300,000 on Private Jet Travel in One Month – Report
Another global warming socialist exposed as shameless hypocrite.

https://vtdigger.org/2018/12/04/sanders-campaign-drops-300k-on-private-jet-travel/

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-12-05 15:45:15   By: Anonymous
     
    Start logging!


    Funny thing, Ole Jerry brown signed a bill on Nov 20 to allot 30 million dollars to help Illegals fight deportation yet begs uncle sugar government to help him pay for the horrible decisions that led to the forest fire in paradise.

    California will always be on fire until the day the leadership is changed and sensible logging has returned.

    Thank God I left that crap hole state, let it burn!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-12-05 16:51:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Spotted owls are good eating!

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-12-05 17:09:17   By: Anonymous
         
        Smelly owls.

        [Reply ]

          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-12-05 19:57:19   By: Anonymous
           
          Trump is praying old Bernie gets the nomination. A sure reelection.

          [Reply ]

            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-12-05 21:19:11   By: Anonymous
             
            I'm voting for Galrog.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-12-05 23:24:18   By: Anonymous
             
            It's hard to get re-elected while incarcerated for treason. Good luck with that.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-12-06 09:03:09   By: Anonymous
       
      Federal forest land is managed by the FEDERAL government. California doesn't control these things. Only a russian troll wouldn't know that.

      [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2018-12-05 23:32:18   By: Anonymous
 
Too bad the Trump administration cut funding to manage forests, put a coal lobbyist in charge of the EPA (an agency started by Republican Nixon), and withdrew from the Paris Accord.



[Reply ]

    Re: Paris Accord.
    Posted on: 2018-12-06 00:05:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Smart move, hard to get parts for.

    [Reply ]

      Re: Paris Accord.
      Posted on: 2018-12-06 06:14:21   By: Anonymous
       
      I'd like to withdraw from Melania..........WHEN I'M DONE THAT IS!!!

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