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A year after CZU fires, Governor Newsom visits Big Basin State Park to reflect on California's climate threats

Original post made on Aug 19, 2021

A year after the devastating CZU August Lightning Complex erupted, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited Big Basin State Park Tuesday to reflect on the state's response to wildfires, droughts and other climate threats.

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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 19, 2021 at 8:28 pm

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A full year later, Gov Newsom shows up to show his concern. Mmm, OK.

He has a plan for better forest management, pre-burns, housing zoning, and firefighting equipment? Nope, he waves his hands and declares it's global climate change and that deep pockets PG&E must pay for it.

When the far-right takes over in CA next month, people will be saying OMG! How did this happen? Welp, see above.

Posted by Santa Rita Mom
a resident of The Crossings
on Aug 19, 2021 at 9:52 pm

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Perhaps Newsom could spend his time more constructively than touring areas where fires have been and starting thinking about how forest management (like we once did in this state while I was growing up) might have an effect on PREVENTING fires like the ones currently raging.

Although we have always had fires here and they have always had both natural and human causes, I can't help but notice that we have a lot more now. The real difference is, these days, we some to have a state government that throws up its hands helplessly rather than doing something to combat the problem.

Rather than releasing tens of thousands of prisoners into the streets for fear of C-19, perhaps a better approach would be to have those incarcerated be placed on crews to clear debris in the forest to control the available fuel that feeds these extreme burns. They would be serving society while remaining under the control of the state as they were intended.

It is easy to see why Newsom is facing recall. His mismanagement of the forests alone has cost the state millions of dollars.

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