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What are you, as a Silicon Valley techie, doing to stop future California wildfires?

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Nov 15

Silicon valley is well known for innovation and the technical prowess we have here is hard to find anywhere else in the world. What can we do to stop the destruction due to wildfires?

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  • Microsoft / Engyayssa
    Oh, I’m doing my fair share. I drive a Tesla, have solar roof panels that make me a net energy producer and I shit on Trump and anyone who is not part of the costal elite. /s
    Nov 1511
    • New To-500
      You sir are more polluting than a gas car. Until your energy comes from renewable and not coal, electric cars are doing more harm than good
      Nov 16
    • Apple iPhone Xs
      Did he not mention that he gets energy from solar panels. That is the cleanest form of energy
      Nov 16
    • New To-500
      I would love to see a peer review journal article supporting this claim. Search on google scholar and if you find anything post it here. No idea what ucsusa.org is and I will not trust their analysis.
      Nov 16
    • Oracle / Eng8-/
      And this stops wildfires in CA exactly how?
      Nov 16
    • New To-500
      It’s doesn’t yayssa is a proud fake liberal and he wants to show off
      Nov 16
    • SAP dwEC83
      Don't trust ucsusa.org, but do trust the blind users!
      Nov 16
    • Microsoft buptub88
      Damn internet noobs, can't you read the /s? It stands for sarcasm...
      Nov 16
    • AppDynamics aa0803
      Haha, I am with you. Let’s increase the tax rate and pray for our beloved California government sparing a little of money they collected on fire prevention programs.
      Nov 16
    • Symantec YcJf33
      I'm a python coder, the "/s" threw an error for me the first run through. : )
      Nov 16
  • Facebook / Eng5'6"Indian
    Legend has it that the wildfires will stop once a 5'6"Indian gets laid.
    Come on guys n gals, only YOU can prevent wildfires
    Nov 161
    • LinkedIn phuke
      Swinging many ways does increase your chances. But by how much? dx -> 0.
      Nov 16
  • Lyft / EngMYsYs
    To a true leetcoder every problem is a tree problem
    Nov 160
  • Microsoft dyermaker
    I imagine Silicon Valley is hard at work gathering race and gender stats of firefighters, and blogging about the systemic racism caused by Trump before the numbers come in.
    Nov 163
    • So true
      Nov 16
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      Is that what using Windows on daily basis does to you? You become a Trumpanzee?
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft dyermaker
      I'm primarily a Linux dev, but thanks for playing.
      Nov 17
  • New bvram
    For all the people who aren't dumb (blaming 'forest management') or brainwashed ('climate change' bs), the reality is this http://prntscr.com/ljln62
    This is all well planned destruction by some very high level criminals in power. It's quite possible both Jerry Brown & Trump are involved. They both won't mind grabbing other people's real estate at throwaway prices & this is the best way to reduce the price of valuable houses (now plots after microwaving the houses to nothing). Here's a video, see near 1:09 minute mark https://vimeo.com/296979937 Ask any real (not propagandist media) fire expert, or experiment it yourself -- green grass doesn't just burn like that out of nowhere. Even if you use a large fire torch it won't. The only way it can burn so fast is laser/microwaves or plasma. And it's no rocket science to think such capabilities can be put inside satellites or high flying aircrafts. This needs to be investigated.
    Nov 1718
    • Man you are way off. It was the aliens who need fires on earth to keep their distant planet warm
      Nov 17
    • New bvram
      @Mh87 The fires in this case aren't 'natural' 'wild'-fires. They're 'artificial disasters'. That's what I'm trying to say. A typical wildfire temperatures go up to 1472 °F. These aren't sufficient to melt down steel frames (which is happening in what we're seeing). Also the 'natural' wildfires do not SELECTIVELY burn down homes & preserve the trees around it. They burn it all evenly. This isn't co-incidence. It's disaster capitalism at its finest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhHOMU-IhHA all in plain sight.

      Say whatever, there are some facts which can't be explained by the 'natural wildfire' theory. People love to stay ignorant, & some go to the extent to trying to stop the person saying the truth. But facts are facts.
      Nov 17
    • New bvram
      @gfba68 there is one already. They've been building it since years & have kept everything secret about it. They say they've officially discontinued but it continues. Also there's a rumor that part of DOD, CIA are rogue, which means lack of oversight can easily have them do this. You don't know how corrupt & criminal our governments are.
      Nov 17
    • New bvram
      @gfba68 there are billions of dollars allocated for military plus an undisclosed amount of quasi secretive funding allocated for secret ops every year.
      Nov 17
    • New bvram
      'Natural' 'wild'-fire trees do not burn from inside out like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL5E3C3ocdc
      They burn from outside.
      Nov 17
    • New
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      This guy must work for Facebook... lol
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft gfba68
      But how can there be secret laser satellites if the earth is flat? THINK!
      Nov 17
    • Tableau Lil'Stood
      You got me. I did it. I used the alien lizard space lasers. But I did it to shed more blood for my dark lord SOROS.
      Nov 20
    • Tableau Lil'Stood
      In all seriousness though, put down the conspiracy theory brain poison and step the fuck away from the internet a week. The government isn't necessarily your friend but not only is this plot ridiculous in terms of motive and execution, it's not like they'd be competent enough to pull off something like this.
      Nov 21
    • Nordstrom / Eng
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      Lilstood, don't waste your time. People like this are way too far gone.
      Nov 22
  • Google noname_2
    Why can't our forests have fire stopping zones (think a wide clear patch) every so often to limit the spread.
    Nov 1510
    • PayPal qpjsje
      OP
      Well, thats a start. I was thinking more on the lines of drone surveillance or IOT sensors on trees that detect the fire. I think tech really has to step up the game here.
      Nov 15
    • GrubHub cOyA16
      Clearing the forest trees is a huge myth. Old trees don't burn so quickly. Bushes and young trees do . So clearing means fire will spread faster.

      Please get the facts right before you cause more damage.

      Power lines + humans are usually in the mix . But the environmental conditions have to be apt for fire to spread ( low humidity , wind speed , no rain/ drought )
      Nov 16
    • Oracle / Eng8-/
      Embers from a wildfire can travel over a mile.
      Nov 16
    • GrubHub cOyA16
      But even if embers do the first thing to catch fire are not old trees but small bushes and fallen dried leaves. So having mature old trees is a good thing
      Nov 16
    • Uber / EngnYf6sJ
      No tree (including bush) no fire.
      Nov 16
    • Intel UrMomma
      Facts straight first. Lol. Why don’t you use some facts
      Nov 16
    • Microsoft meh2
      No tree (including bush) no life.
      Nov 16
    • Oracle opqrst
      Clearing the trees is a myth, which is why fire departments recommend people create safety buffers with no trees around their properties.

      Some people gobble up any liberal excuses they’re given.
      Nov 16
    • Amazon KHCr70
      Realistically you need to have small controllable fires to clear underbrush every year. Fire stops and safety barriers wont do shit when the surrounding area is a tinderbox.

      You probably need to annually burn all the underbrush within a mile and a half from your town.

      Also hotter weather ain't gonna help in the years to come
      Nov 16
    • Oracle / Eng8-/
      Houses and crap in the backyards catch fire from embers too.
      Nov 16
  • Oracle xPNo42
    IR thermal imaging via satellite/drone. Simple ML image recognition application. Flame throwing drones dispatch to create fireline. Fireline radius algo needs to look at rate of fire growth, Geo factors, terrain, etc. Probably need some infrastructure investment to have drones, alcohol/kerosene close to respond within required timeframe.
    Nov 162
    • I came here for the snarky responses, but this one is actually good
      Nov 16
    • LinkedIn
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      Having drones there regularly to respond quickly seems like a great idea!
      Nov 17
  • Facebook / Eng
    wolverine2

    FacebookEng

    BIO
    New Grad @ Facebook.
    wolverine2more
    Paying taxes
    Nov 160
  • Amazon Bellogthev
    Leetcode
    Nov 160
  • Verizon / DesignSnoopDoge
    What can we do to stop using the word “techie”?
    Nov 162
    • American Express uktg07
      “Techie?”
      Nov 17
    • Verizon / DesignSnoopDoge
      Yes. Techie.
      Nov 17
  • Uber / Englil Blind
    Unfortunately, right now I’m reduced to defending Trump.

    Better Forrest management IS the solution to this problem.

    We need separation between urban areas and wildlife areas, and we need to empower firefighters and rangers to do controlled burns and cut down growth. Without fear of DAPL protestors and lawsuits.

    It doesn’t fit into liberal environmental ideology, but it’s the right thing to do. Either we manage the forrests or we all vacate our bungalows amoungst the trees. If we leave it up to nature, state wide mega-fires were the pre-human normal.

    Also I advocate for high density housing.
    Nov 166
    • Microsoft gfba68
      Actually, everything you suggest IS a liberal environmental idea. What do you think the Sierra Club has been advocating all these years? Far left liberals would say you shouldn't even attempt to put put wildfires.
      Nov 16
    • Google usurper
      Trump cut funding for forest management, so not sure why you would defend him?
      Nov 16
    • Oracle / Engwicj
      State wide mega fires were not the norm. They're a consequence of high density caused largely by aggressive fire fighting policy.
      Nov 16
    • New aLuu55
      Trump has not got even the slightest idea what he’s talking about. The forest service is broke. It would take a huge budget increase to do enough proscribed burns to solve this issue. And guess what? Trump isn’t interested in doing it.

      We also know for a fact that climate change has been making the situation MUCH worse. Unfortunately, the Trump supporter crowd doesn’t know what something like “atmospheric forcing” is, but they think they know more about climate change....than actual climate SCIENTISTS.

      That should tell you everything you need to know. Unfortunately the Trump supporter crowd genuinely just doesn’t KNOW much about anything. They’re basically living embodiments of the Dunning Kruger effect.
      Nov 16
    • Microsoft 4655434b
      They were not the norm because Santa Ana winds used to be preceded by rain... nowadays, rain come after santa ana winds...

      You want forests further away from population, move! More people = more need for housing = encroaching on wilderness
      Nov 16
    • Uber / Englil Blind
      usurper we could do better management with less funding.
      Nov 17
  • Microsoft / Eng
    Iejsnsnhsh

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    We need to put forest fires on the blockchain
    Nov 161
    • Facebook / Data
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      Dude, terrible idea. Then we won’t be able to control them since they’ll be distributed
      Nov 16
  • Apple Wapple
    That’s where you’re wrong, we don’t solve actual problems in the valley.
    Nov 161
    • Wells Fargo / Engaggie
      Yeah, that was my first thought.
      Nov 16
  • Credit Karma Ckckckc
    Moving to Austin
    Nov 163
    • Oath / Englol 😂
      Should try Las Vegas. No tree, no grass, all sand.
      Nov 16
    • Pinterest / Engbunny 1
      And mass shooting
      Nov 16
    • Done. It's been unusually rainy this Fall though. Lots of floods and the entire city had to boil drinking water for a week. Still a big step up from the CA loony bin.
      Nov 16
  • SAP dwEC83
    Vote for the folks willing to invest in infrastructure (e.g. upgrade power lines) instead of folks that care about gay rights and free medical insurance for illegal immigrants.

    We have bigger problems don't we?
    Nov 167
    • Microsoft gfba68
      it's only a bigger problem to you because you're not gay
      Nov 16
    • You mean the folks who think power should be managed by the private sector and would never spend public funds on improvements? Or do you mean the super-common fiscal liberal, social conservatives?
      Nov 16
    • SAP dwEC83
      Gay or not, solving a problem that benefits everyone is more urgent than Something that benefits 0.1%
      Nov 16
    • Intel ""('o')""
      PG&E again admitted part of this fire is due to their equipment. F*&^er$. Don't we have an alternative to PG&E?
      Nov 16
    • SAP dwEC83
      No. CA is divided to few power companies. Each has monopoly in their allocated areas
      Nov 16
    • Intel ""('o')""
      This should be illegal? If there is no competition tuen they dont care to burn us while counting their dollars!
      Nov 16
    • SAP dwEC83
      In exchange for monopoly, they don't get to charge whatever they want. Lots of things they do must be approved by the local authorities.
      Nov 16
  • New kendr
    Love how people slap ML and AI on just about anything.

    The solution is to have IoT sensors with a large radius installed in our forests that preempt the onset of the fire by keeping a continuous check on the levels of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, humidity, and temperature, and relaying this data to a central system that calculates the early onset of fire by studying data from multiple sensors at scale.

    Detecting the onset of a fire is key here because it grows in geometric proportions. That means if it burns for a minute, a cup of water is sufficient to extinguish it, but if it burns for 60 minutes, you need an olympic sized pool of water to extinguish the fire.

    As soon as you detect the onset of fire, you notify a rapid action force with coordinates of the location to instantly contain the fire. Another option (instead of having a human force) is to have drones installed with fire extinguishers stationed within the forest area itself and immediately dispatch the drones to the location of the fire. You'll surely end up with false positives, but the extent of damage can be massively contained.
    Nov 160
  • Cisco / EngsGFQ27
    Leave the leftist loony utopia of a state of California.
    Nov 166
    • Autodesk Autobot
      👍🏻
      Nov 16
    • VMware remuslupin
      the
      Nov 16
    • 💯
      Nov 16
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      Seems like Cisco is a dumping ground for all the deranged old farts
      Nov 16
    • Cisco / EngsGFQ27
      You work at Walmart. Enough said.
      Nov 17
    • Walmart.com ToKL28
      Yep and we routinely turn away the applicants from Cisco, who can't pass even basic interview
      Nov 17
  • Amazon / EngjNeo42
    You sound like a Smokey the Bear PSA: remember, only *you* can prevent forest fires
    Nov 154
    • PayPal qpjsje
      OP
      Your point being?
      Nov 15
    • Amazon / EngjNeo42
      N/A
      Nov 16
    • Intuit FI/RE🚂
      In this case, “you” would be PG&E.
      Nov 16
    • Omg came here only to bring up Smokey Bear but was too late...
      Nov 16
  • Cruise Automation dKRq30
    This is legit the dumbest fucking question ever posted on Blind.

    Dear OP, what are you doing at PayPal to solve these issues? Micro transactions and Dunning-Krugerrands are cool and all, lol, but simmer the fuck down.
    Nov 160
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    So many stupid comments here. It’s very basic. Why don’t you hear about large forest fires in Germany, France, Scandinavia... because they have real Forest management there. Germany faces all of the same issues with drought and acid rain impacting forest growth that can create vast areas of dead wood... but what they do is to effectively manage the forest by removing dead trees and collaborating with loggers to help thin out forest spaces (not clearing them entirely). It significantly reduces the risk of fire from all of the dead organic matter lying around and helps encourage growth of new saplings that are often inundated by said dead wood. President GW Bush was actually among the first to push this legislation, but from the popular anti-Bush political frenzy at the time, his legislation did not get though Congress. This should not be a political matter. These fires in California are - for the most part - barring any human actions - avoidable. California and its Forestry Service can do so much better.
    Nov 1711
    • Microsoft gfba68
      Well, it's also a very different climate. Remember that much of the western US has desert-like conditions, even in the forests. They are much more apt to burn. It's a bit silly to compare them.
      Nov 17
    • New
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      Again, this is not and should not be about politics, Mr Googler
      Nov 17
    • New
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      Give the Forestry Service the right funding, equipment, manpower, and authorization to canvass and manage all forest growth, they can fix this....
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft gfba68
      Of course it's about politics. Everything is about politics.
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft dyermaker
      German person here. German forests are tiny and have been managed for hundreds of years. But yeah, Germans are a lot better at some things than the US.
      Nov 17
    • Microsoft 98102
      ^ ”Kalifornien” Hahah. I know, right?
      Nov 19
    • Amazon / DesignDangalf
      Look at the trump supporter trying to promote their lame ass president
      Nov 23
    • New
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      What does this have to do with Trump? I didn’t say anything about Trump or try to coerce a political opinion on you?
      Nov 25
    • Amazon / DesignFruitless
      Dude stop. You know your comment was pro trump. You are talking about how avoidable it is just like Cheeto man. Unless you live in SoCal or are from there and can speak to Santa Ana winds, 8% humidity with 35 mile per hour wind gusts just leave.
      Nov 25
    • New
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      This has nothing to do with Trump. Try a few Google searches, Mr. “Amazon”. Almost every Congress has pushed forward this legislation. Our state can do a lot. Maybe 1.3 TRILLION in debt and mismanagement have something to do with that. And yes, I live in South OC, so drop it, asswipe.
      Nov 25
  • Vote democrat
    Nov 165
    • Amazon Deaf Bezos
      CA is democratic hub. Did it help? Idiots have to rub their political beliefs everywhere.
      Nov 16
    • lol you've shown yourself to be the only idiot here
      Nov 16
    • Amazon Hippie
      *democratic
      Nov 16
    • Vanguard / Engkrampus
      CA has been a Democrat run state for forever, tell me more about how Forrest management policies are not caused by CA's liberal policy makers.
      Nov 18
    • Amazon Deaf Bezos
      Quit the rhetoric and answer the question spacechase aka idiot
      Nov 18
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    I pay my taxes. What more do you want from me?
    Nov 161
    • Atlassian / Eng
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      This. And not moving to the exurbs, thus neither (a) contributing as much to CO2 emissions nor (b) increasing the number of houses in a wildfire risk zone.

      And paying an absurd amount for housing....
      Nov 18
  • Broadcom Ltd. VYSC68
    Vote Republicans
    Nov 170
  • Visa bYib88
    Pay taxes ? A lot of it ?
    Nov 160
  • Dropbox / DataGbo
    I made an app where you can date people by swiping left and right
    Nov 160
  • Asana Obama
    I’m living away from the wilderness so firefighters don’t have extra work trying to save my home.
    Nov 162
    • VMware remuslupin
      Your basic assumption is wrong. They would have to save even if there were no homes.
      Nov 16
    • Zymergen / Engbullz
      Remuslupin is right. Fire fighters don't always actively fight wild fire head on. They work to save property where they can. The overall strategy is to try to nudge the fire into strategic locations so that it goes out for natural reasons like running out of fuel to burn once the wind direction changes or hitting fire breaks. There's no easy way of putting out wildfires once they get going. Saving property that's in immediate danger can be easier than trying to put out the whole fire before it reaches it. If the property wasn't there to begin with fire fighters could afford to spend more time on the fire breaks than trying to save homes at the same time.
      Nov 16
  • Elementum tc0rgtfo
    Moved to Seattle
    Nov 161
    • Microsoft TellMyWifi
      Do you plan to fly back some of the rain?
      Nov 17
  • I don't usually agree with Trump, but California has been atrocious at controlling their fires.
    Nov 1715
    • Williams-Sonoma XhIP67
      The source does give the split of 57% forests falling under fed, 3% state/local and 40% private (state is responsible for fire prevention in these too).

      However, it doesn’t seem to say that the vast majority of the fires that happened recently were _not_ on federally maintained lands.
      Nov 17
    • There's another article that says that. Google it. It stated that the fire did start at the edge of federally maintained land but burned through mostly private owned land
      Nov 17
    • Here it is: http://www.ktvu.com/news/majority-of-california-s-forests-managed-by-feds-scientist-says-mismanagement-isn-t-to-blame
      It is an anti Trump piece, as many local reporting is, but if you read between the lines it says this:
      "As the fire has spread, the vast majority of land that has burned so far is in private ownership, Stine said."
      Nov 17
    • Williams-Sonoma XhIP67
      First up: A fox affiliate channel is anti-Trump? Not so sure about that :)

      Second: To attribute that the fires started _outside_ federally managed land is still misleading.
      This article says “But in the case of the Camp Fire, the massive wildfire that has destroyed 6,500 buildings and killed 29 people, started near or on federal land at the very lower boundary of the Plumas National Forest, an area which mostly shrubland and a bit of pine forest.”

      It started _near or on_ - how do we know “most” of the Fire didn’t start on fed land?
      Nov 18
    • Do you even live in the bay area? All affiliate channels are anti Trump here. Also I'm just quoting the article, not making conjecture. Also it doesn't matter where the fire started. It spread in non federally maintained land, those are just facts
      Nov 18
    • Williams-Sonoma XhIP67
      I’ve lived 4.5 years in the Bay Area. But never see local news (or cable).

      Second, your quote says “vast majority of the land that has burned so far is in private ownership”.

      But that doesn’t necessarily mean the fire _started_ on those private lands.
      Nov 19
    • Never stated it started on private lands. I said vast majority burned was not federally managed. Federally managed lands already do the burnoff of shrubs and undergrowth
      Nov 19
    • Williams-Sonoma XhIP67
      Right, but the whole starting point of this thread was “preventive controlling” - preventing it from starting in the first place. Without knowing where it begun, it is impossible to blame the state.
      Nov 20
    • No no not prevent from starting. Fires are easy to START no matter what you do (this is the nature of fire). What regular maintenance does is prevent fires from SPREADING.
      Nov 20
  • Oracle opqrst
    Vote to put crazy environmentalists under control and make it easier to log wood as well as create safety buffer zones.

    Idiots who claim bushes, grass and leaves are the problem please don’t reply.
    Nov 166
    • Microsoft gfba68
      Neither of those will help. Environmentalists are all for proper forest management.
      Nov 16
    • New NilUser
      Yes! You are correct!
      Nov 16
    • New NilUser
      Bad environmental laws are the major cause of deadly fires in California.
      Nov 16
    • Microsoft gfba68
      None of which are liberal laws
      Nov 16
    • New NilUser
      That’s a lie
      Nov 16
    • New NilUser
      Stupid hippies and their bad environmental laws.
      Nov 16
  • Twitch digistif
    I voted to ban electric scooters and plastic straws. 'im helping' - Ralph Wiggum
    Nov 162
    • VMware remuslupin
      Upvote for your plastic straws ban.
      Nov 16
    • VMware remuslupin
      Downvote for electric scooter because it discourages me to use my car and take them instead.
      Also, I believe the the idea should be differentiated from implementation while voting. Policies and governance around them can be strengthened. That would be better in my opinion
      Nov 16
  • Apple / Opsshaboop
    I vote for people who don’t think scientists are a bunch of liberals paid to reach specific conclusions.
    Nov 161
    • Microsoft 98102
      Omg you are soo the problem.
      Nov 19
  • Facebook / Data
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    Distributed fire extinguishers on blockchain
    Nov 161
    • New / Consultant
      TechLeed

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      I'd like to invest, when do you ICO?
      Nov 16
  • Apple TimHorton$
    Probably found a start up with some convoluted business plan with some AI/block chain play, raise millions from VCs who don’t know any better, then go bust realizing the idea doesn’t work and no one wants to buy it.
    Nov 161
    • Amazon @bezos
      Wish there was a gold like Reddit.
      Nov 16
  • LinkedIn
    Replace trump. That’s the best we all can do
    Nov 172
    • Lending Club FknTool
      Are you indian?
      Nov 17
    • LinkedIn
      Human. That’s enough to understand the problem
      Nov 17
  • Amazon MemeMagic
    It’s almost as if proper forest management instead of naive “save the trees” policies are important. Wildfires are an important part of the ecosystem, you need more
    Controlled burns and logging can be beneficial in keeping undergrowth down
    Nov 161
    • New NilUser
      Exactly. Bad environmental laws prevent deforestation for the sake of fire prevention. Need more conservative logging practices. “Conservative” meaning for the sake of preventing fires, not just cutting down for the sake of making money and clearing forests. Being conservative about it.
      Nov 16
  • Intel UrMomma
    Log the trees. And make housing codes that require brick or nonflammable building materials.
    Nov 161
    • New / SalesLadyCloser
      Brick will crumble in an earthquake
      Nov 16
  • Microsoft New Folder
    I just bought a rake.
    Make America Rake Again #rakeNews
    Nov 190
  • Cruise Automation / EngNurgl
    I don’t start them. That’s half the battle.
    Nov 160
  • New dazzler
    Just don’t fcuking camp and don’t make fire! All is because you make money go camping and burning everything. Just be responsible!
    Nov 164
    • Indeed / Other
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      You’re an idiot the fire started from some faulty pge hardware
      Nov 17
    • Google finish
      ^This time
      Nov 17
    • New Hunt-er
      @Billi, who cares?! I am calling to be more responsible. Wtf is pge?
      Nov 17
    • Facebook sadboii
      Pacific Gas and Electric.
      Nov 18
  • Intel ""('o')""
    Riding an EV to sliw global warming.
    Nov 163
    • Uber / R&Djidao
      Riding an EV in US is even worse... Do you know how electricity is produced in US?
      Nov 17
    • Square / EngFalafelY
      ^ power generation will become cleaner and cleaner over time as we switch to renewable energy and decommission old coal power plants. Electric vehicles help us get millions of polluting tailpipes off the road.
      Nov 17
    • InsideSales.com dux007
      Have you researched what is used in the batteries and how those are mined?
      Nov 17
  • Apple ijyA68
    Fighting to get Democrats out of power so we can have a better forest management policy.
    Nov 171
    • Nordstrom / Eng
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      "Sell forestland to private companies for resource extraction" is not forest management.
      Nov 22
  • Williams-Sonoma XhIP67
    Text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross CA Wildfire Relief; at least once
    Nov 161
    • New dazzler
      No kidding eh? Instead of just talking
      Nov 16
  • Sandvine QjSh13
    Develop an app to help politicians realize they are too stupid to make laws governing nature.
    Nov 161
    • GE Corum
      Forest management is actually very political.
      Nov 16
  • Autodesk / Product!Arrogant
    I’m creating an iOS app that only works on iPhone XS Max, which takes in satellite imagery and uses voice AI to make an API call to an IOT water sprinkler system that needs a 5 MBPS internet connection at each sprinkler to work.

    I just need $2 million to make my prototype.
    Nov 161
    • Tyler Technologies / EngRGOd34
      If only you could find a way to add fintech and the blockchain to this solution. Then, you’d have me sold.
      Nov 16
  • Salesforce GGGaitonde
    By working from home Im causing some sort of butterfly effect that’ll help wipe off the wildfires
    Nov 161
  • Uber 9ruma
    I think we should band together to do tree planting once it’s contained and safe
    Nov 161
    • WB Games / Engnumber9
      You idiot thats what the fires want us to do
      Nov 16
  • Microsoft ywPO31
    I have family who lives in CA. They tell me the problem is the liberals who run the state. CA has a tax on just about everything. Yet it always seem to have issues, and not just related directly with funding.
    Nov 170
  • Tableau / Engstevenzzz
    When this smoke/wildfire situation happened in Seattle in August, I wrote up a simple guide /site for what air filters /masks to buy: airpollutionguide.net . Used the Amazon affiliate revenue to run Google ads (I lost money doing this, made ~100 in affiliate revenue) as a PSA to spread the word. This is more on the "adaptation" vs "prevention side of things, but I think the effort has helped ~200 people be healthier during the fires
    Nov 170
  • Lumeris kfjy18
    Get rid of forest
    Nov 160
  • Cisco ytee
    Hopes and prayers
    Nov 160

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