There is a debate about using prescribed fires. Prescribed fires are fires that help reduce the catastrophic damage that wildfire creates. prescribed fires work most of the time, but they can be faulty at some points. That's why some people don't agree with using prescribed fires. Even though they sometimes don't work, they can be really helpful when they do work.
The first people to explore the wilderness in what is now Oregon and Washington documented beautiful forests of mesmerizingly large trees as far as the eye can see. The explorer’s initial reports brought in people who came to make a profit off the forest and the vast amounts of lumber it could provide. Lumber mills were built before the area was even added to the union. The environmental footprint started out small, but the lack of regulation, lack of enforcement of the existing regulations, and an increase in technology quickly created a large environmental battle over the whole region. As civilizations impact on the region increased, so did the
Wildland firefighting is hard work, which hard work is not measured equally and has changed drastically over the generations. Work ethic is an essential component of the fireline due to the extreme hazards that are encountered. In order to go home at the end of the day it is crucial for wildland firefighters to have a strong character, a clear sense of teamwork/team cohesion, and dedication. These qualities help to comprise a well rounded and sought after wildland firefighter.
In this article the author illustrates the disadvantages of wildfires destroying not only the wildlife but the wildland. It is explained throughout the article the pros and cons and the short and long term deprivations to the wildlife. McCombie lists many different points to back up his topic and gives many sources to verify his facts. By using classical appeals the article “Hot Spots” by Brian McCombie effectively argues that wildfires can benefit and also harm wildlife.
Over the last several hundred years, many scientists have proven that Climate change, or the other name, “Global Warming” that people think is politically incorrect, is a major problem in our future if we do not act to reverse its effects. One place around the world that has experienced these effects of this world issue is California. California has been in a major drought for several years now, and looks to continue for several years to come if nothing is done to mitigate the effects of climate change. The drought in California caused the increase in wildfire activity and low water levels, which as a result has caused tree mortality across California.
Did you know certain fires can actually help the land significantly? A fair amount of research suggests that this is the case. The solution is something called prescribed fires where basically to prevent catastrophic fires they just burn the stuff right away to get it over with. Furthermore, they can help habitats and people, plus the aforementioned catastrophe prevention and generally helping the entire forest as a whole.
The drought will negatively impact our environment. Drought is a cause of wildfire in California. Wildfires will affect to environment quality, property and lives. Drought leads to arid land forests and high temperature. It is a cause of the wildfire. California received lower rain and wetter less than average. It is one of some reasons wildfire in California. Another cause of the wildfires is dryness weather, wildfires are most frequently in hot areas where there are extended periods of drought and higher temperature. So higher fire season in California is in the summer. The forest is providing the oxygen and fight with global warming. It is also fight flooding, help flash flood and reducing property damage by block the flow. So wildfire
“They still do not know if he is truly glad God woke him when he did, for the wind had turned and that fire come back” (Ingold 150). This quote creates a fire that continues to spread without notice waiting to take someone’s life as it goes. Wildfires spread across the country burning millions of acres. Additionally, wildfires damage homes and businesses leaving behind high repair costs. An individual can have an impact on the fight against wildfires. Some ways to impact the fight is to become a firefighter or ranger. Even though wildfires in America leave detrimental effects, wildfires greatly benefit America through the creation of emergency plans, the increase in firefighters, and methods of protection and prevention.
Climate change is been debated for over centuries now. People all around the world are taking action and reducing burning fossils to minimize the gasses in the atmosphere. Many people believe that climate change doesn't exists. But there are a lot of controversial topics that proves that climate change is real. In my opinion, climate change is slowly killing us and destroying our planet.
California has one of the most severe wildland fire problems in the world. Population, vegetation, topography, and climate all play key roles in the probability of a wildfire occurring. In other words, it’s not a matter of “if” a wildfire will occur, but it’s a matter of “when.” In California, more and more people are choosing to live in communities near wildlands. These wildlands are composed of highly flammable vegetation which can be explosive. The topography of California is very diverse, consisting of slopes, canyons, and valleys. As we know, heat rises which allows a fire that may start below a slope to travel quickly to the top. Climate or weather patterns play a significant role as well, such as high temperature, relative humidity,
Tropical rainforests are found in areas of land close to the equator. They are hot and humid, have lots of annual rainfall and have lots of biodiversity. These beautiful places are being affected by human deforestation which contributes to the global issue of global warming. Human population is growing and expanding into these areas, cutting down forest to do so and taking away its biodiversity.
The book “The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change” written by Tim Flanner pertains to predicting the global warming consequence on earth and species. In chapter 9, the unraveling world, the author talks about global warming and how it can have a long-lasting and far-reaching impact on our lives. He points out the substantial and rapid change of the climate and its connection with the effects of El Nino and La Nina are also uncovered. Climate change can be a major contributor as to where species live and how they interact. The changes can also be observed by the changing migration patterns of these species. Moreover, the unexpected changes in climate can also bring about a shift in the behaviour of species such as insects, butterflies, birds, caterpillars, frogs and possums. The author illustrates an example of how in northern Mexico and southern California the increased temperature has caused the plant on which caterpillars feed to wilt earlier which eventually cause larvae to starve.
Rainforests are forests which grow in areas of high rainfall between 250 and 450 cm. Typically, there are 2 types of rainforests – Tropical and Temperate. The least known type of rainforest is Boreal. Tropical rainforests are warm and moist that are found near the equator that receives 175 – 200 cm of rainforest annually. In contrast, temperate and boreal rainforests are found at high latitudes – northern and southern hemispheres. They occur in the temperate zone and receive heavy rainfall annually.
Sustainable forest management requires three major criteria which are the maintenance of ecological processes within the forest (soil formation, energy flow, biogeochemical cycles (carbon, nutrient and hydrological cycles), maintenance of biodiversity of forest, improving the net social benefits derived from the mixture of forest uses within the constraints by considering the future. Forest provides habitats for more than half of the fauna and flora on the Earth (SCBD, 2001). Forest biome plays an important role in mitigating climate change by serving as carbon sinks (Hassan et al., 2005). Forest land is the most fundamental natural resources which become reduced mainly due to anthropogenic pressures. For proper management of land, it is essential to have information about existing land cover and about the naturalness of the land. The increment in forest cover does not mean that
Environmental issues are problems within the planet’s systems (air, water, soil, etc)that have developed as a result of human interference or mistreatment of the planet. Environmental concerns have closely followed California’s development of water resources since its earliest days as a state. Early miners make use of water to remove gold through hydraulic mining. Debris resulting from these mining practices washed down in rivers and streams, choking them and harming aquatic life and causing flooding. By the 1970s, however, environmental awareness had grown to an extent that environmental considerations were factored into the water supply equation. More than 90 percent has been destroyed by human activity, creating environmental issues across