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Bushfire Mitagation Carbon Management What Am I Missing?

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#1 boops

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Posted 19 November 2019 - 06:15 PM

So it's another bushfire season plenty more carnage . How don't we harvest forrestry in fire break lines in conjunction with more directed prescribed burns .Using the wood for wood chips for energy production and where logisticly and environmentaly feasable use disused mine pits to fill with the biomass which isn't fit for energy production eg leaves and root systems .One argument against this is big trees sequester more but to counter that where getting sites of deforestation due to successive bush fires . Not all carbon is equal to me a sequestration half life makes sense some forests might have a sequestration half life of  a hundred years or a tiny fraction of how long coal is sequestered for .I like the idea of a lot of towns in fire prone areas exporting energy to our bigger hubs . This also means a lot more bushfire fighting infrastructure available and more readily available bulldozers etc . Am I missing something ?

Edited by boops, 19 November 2019 - 10:58 PM.

#2 Delapool


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Posted 20 November 2019 - 09:33 AM

You would think something smarter could be done. Lots of different groups pulling in different directions perhaps?!

I wonder if they do zones of fire breaks. Standard 3m wide along fence lines can be easily jumped by a fire.

#3 boops

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 12:29 PM

Often one of the problems is emotive, ideological arguments backed by a couple of scientific points getting their way because it's a pretty answer rather than a logical , possibly confronting effective one .Yeh fire can and will jump these breaks even when done in conjunction with fuel reduction burns, it should pay significant dividends just with a greater degree of control over prescribed burns and greater available infrastructure . I watched a series  called bushfire wars on fox where they use bull dozers and water trucks to fight the out of control fires .I don't think there is a solution just  potentially better management paradigms than a 50 000 year old one that resulted in some of the most fire generating flora in the world (which didn't use to be that much of a problem ) . Even if plantation forests switched to trying to plant more in lines rather than blocks .Mitigation where you can get it .

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