Steve Breen by Steve Breen

Steve Breen

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  1. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    While watching this burn is sad, over the next 20-50 years the ecology will be better off for it. Forests are overgrown, and they need to be burned out – at times.

  2. kamwick

    kamwick said, 8 months ago

    @onguard

    Still a better place than your mind, with its overreaching, over generalization and hyperbole.

  3. kamwick

    kamwick said, 8 months ago

    Climate change? What climate change?!?! For once, little Stevie Breen seems to have a reality-based view of things.

  4. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 8 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    I believe there are insects that even need a wildfire once and again to thrive.

  5. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 8 months ago

    In the “olden days” you grabbed you ax, rode your horse into the woods, felled a nice tree, dragged it out and used it to build a cabin or a boat or similar. Nowadays we have artificial forests for that harvesting of wood. It might be a good idea to return to the old ways, this would prevent the woods from becoming too dense and in turn would help fighting wildfires. Also NO housing should be nearer than a mile to any wooded area. It’s just too dangerous…

  6. DJGravityX

    DJGravityX GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I read everyone’s comments and i get the opinions. But how do any explain the reason why John Muir are depicted overlooking the forest fire? I guess I don’t know who that is.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 8 months ago

    @DJGravityX

    http://www.google.com/search?q=John+Muir

    He was a notable conservationist in the late 1800s to early 1900s, and the founder of the Sierra Club.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Actually, one of the photos we used to document the need for the prescribed fire in the Mariposa Grove was of John Muir and Galen Clark in the grove, showing the need for fire. After our burns, the health of the big trees was greatly improved, and the area looked much again as it did to Muir and Clark!


    It is the damming of Hetch Hetchy that made John weep, and still would today! He would fully support the use of fire. Only minor thinning IS being used in the northern grove to lower flame heights from heavy fuels, which is what we also did in the Mariposa Grove, about 40 years ago.

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