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[Powderworks] dumya

Janice Coleman jec_coleman@hotmail.com
Fri, 23 Aug 2002 10:41:17 -0400

Yes, you are right.  Funny, I was a marine biology major in college, 
couldn't get a job in it, and now I am an interior designer!

Anyway, natural forest fires are necessary and beneficial.  Bush is looking 
at the number of fires that happened this year.  The reasons for the number 
are because of the drought.  But, also the two biggest fires were set by 
humans.  So, his answer is to punish the wilderness.  He doesn't understand 
or care to.  It also doesn't help that he probably has the logging companies 
supporting his campaign (just like the oil giants).

>From: ninas <ninajill73@Hotmail.com>
>To: Janice Coleman <jec_coleman@hotmail.com>,<powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
>Subject: Re: [Powderworks] dumya
>Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 10:34:06 -0400
>ok - yeah and he's getting tons of praise for it?!
>now maybe i'm mistaken here (you enviromental management/science folk may 
>able to help me - i'm just a lowly designer who only took a handful of
>environmental courses in college), but aren't forest fires beneficial and
>part of the natural cycle of forest ecosystems?? it was my understanding
>that forests need to burn every so often so it can replenish and provide 
>ground with nutrients. am i wrong here? if we prevent forest fires all
>together (and meddle with the ecosystem), are we putting forests in more
>danger down the line? i understand that blazing-out-of-control fires,
>spawned on by people is not the kid of 'natural' fires that happen in
>nature, but...
>really, please, educate me because bush's plan seems really flawed from a
>science stand-point. i wont even get into the flawed altruistic reasons -
>that's obvious!
>on 8/23/02 9:16 AM, Janice Coleman at jec_coleman@hotmail.com wrote:
> >
> > For all you activists out there, in case you haven't heard, our 
> > U.S. "president", George "dumya" Bush, has decided that the solution for
> > preventing forest fires is to cut down the trees!
> >
> > Somehow, that doesn't surprise me.
> >
> > Janice
> >
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