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You’re right.

I read in an article from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences written by Jennifer Balch. Balch said that there is a solution: Ironically, it means starting more fires.

You’re right about us needing more prescribed fires (intentionally lit); they burn off leaf litter and underbrush that would otherwise fuel bigger wildfires. Controlled fires also help germinate the seeds of many tree species. But people don’t like them nearby; they’re smoky and sometimes get loose. But I think the question now is whether we can live with the amount of prescribed fires that we need in ecosystems and can we live with the smoke that comes off those fire?

Let’s see what happen…

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