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Old 06-18-2013, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Regarding the post above, I am sure that some people have considered it, but it's something that I would be weary about articulating on a public forum (to not risk spreading the idea to someone who might follow through it).
It would not be the first time somebody thought about it: Bat bomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia And that was seventy years ago. It is obvious that some think about using fire as a 'weapon' of war.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Regarding the post above, I am sure that some people have considered it, but it's something that I would be weary about articulating on a public forum (to not risk spreading the idea to someone who might follow through it).
Right. We certainly wouldn't want to anticipate an attack by an enemy, would we. As we learned on 9-11, it's much better to be caught by surprise, by a tactic that we never thought about before, never discussed on a public forum, never had a public dialog to consider the possible effects and/or ways to avert it. Never asked the government if they are thinking about it and have any plans about it, because what the government is doing is, quite frankly, none of our business.

By the way, I'm not the first person to raise this idea. Canadian author R. Scott Bakker has suggested it, among others. Canadian are not afraid of ideas.

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Old 06-25-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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We get fires every single year where I live. I don't think so, there are too many people, not enough rain, and some forests depend on fires for natural clean-up.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Going back twenty plus years; people used to be more informed about forest fires. I do know that there are still some Smokey the Bear signs still up and the fire danger is still posted. But the wind is out of the sails on that “Smokey” campaign. People don't seem to care if it is a “high” forest fire danger or “low” forest fire danger. I know that I see more people burning when there is a greater chance of fires than the opposite – perhaps they do not want to get wet?

I do think that we have fewer smokers in our Country than we had several decades ago. That could also help prevent forest fires. Careless smoking was to blame for many fires.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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Right. We certainly wouldn't want to anticipate an attack by an enemy, would we. As we learned on 9-11, it's much better to be caught by surprise, by a tactic that we never thought about before, never discussed on a public forum, never had a public dialog to consider the possible effects and/or ways to avert it. Never asked the government if they are thinking about it and have any plans about it, because what the government is doing is, quite frankly, none of our business.

By the way, I'm not the first person to raise this idea. Canadian author R. Scott Bakker has suggested it, among others. Canadian are not afraid of ideas.
1) As I clearly stated in the first part of my post, I agree that it's probably been raised by people (that includes terrorists) before. I was stating an opinion that I (me) would be weary that I might give some low-level nut a good idea, not that you were the first person to think about it or that you risk perpetuating it to Al-Qaeda.

2) I had no idea that my post would be met with condescension and frustration. In the future I'll be sure to not present any viewpoints that differ from yours. My apologies for the offense. Lesson learned.

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:54 PM
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Forest fires are a part of nature. It's the ones set deliberately we should be concerned about.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Forest fires are a part of nature. It's the ones set deliberately we should be concerned about.
Agreed.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:06 PM
 
Location: augusta, ks
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Is there any possibility to save forest from summer fires? worldwide?

The kind which start with lightening: Can many many lightning rods solve or reduce the problem

Why stop it? Why do you think these fires spread so fast and burn 100,1000, millions of acers?
When a fire is absent for years or decades, there is a mass of fuel (dead leaves, trees, ect.), a ticking time bomb where there is not much you can do, but fight back the best we can and an pray for good wheather. Great example is 89 Yellowstone fire, Great Fire of 1910, Summer 2008 California Wildfires, Wallow Fire to name a few.
These forest evolved with fire and it is mother nature way of doing some cleaning.
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