Weber, Charles E.
March 18, 2013
plywood; burn; sprinkler; wood; wooden pipes; fire proof
Every year the world’s leaders allow thousands of acres of valuable forest underbrush to burn, sometimes even deliberately setting fire to it. And of course the forest itself is usually destroyed as well. Valuable soil fertility is lost in smoke to the oceans from this also. Fire is not usually an important ecological factor in our most valuable forests, and should be brought back to previous human times anyway, even in pure wilderness. Burning underbrush goes beyond stupidity. It nudges up against insanity. This brush should be used for organic matter on our farms, preferably. At least it should be used for fuel to generate electricity. It should be a lot less expensive to harvest than coal. There also would be no black lung disease or crushed miners. And of course there would be no net greenhouse gas, less burned buildings, or firemen.