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U.S. Fiddling While Forests Burn



Forest-fires-2-rightsizeThe federal government is foolishly planning on setting forest fires intentionally, so they can study them, it says.

What if someone said they planned to burn down your house, for your own good? Suppose they claimed they needed to study how houses burn so they could build better computer models to predict future home fires.

Asinine as this sounds, that is precisely what the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has decided to do, starting in Utah, then Georgia, New Mexico, and South Carolina, as part of an incredible scheme called the Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment.

The agency said it needs to study the behavior of giant, fast-moving forest fires, so it concocted an elaborate plan to set several fires on purpose.



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