Why Wildfires have Gotten Worse and What We Can Do About It

September 29, 2018

Welcome to a brand new section of the Quantaloop blog called Planet Regeneration where we talk about the state of global degeneration and what we can do about it with regeneration efforts. This is part of of our on-going “better future for all” initiative where you get to know about Quantaloop’s core mission in creating valuable connections between consumers, business partners and communities through sustainability initiatives.

Quantaloop: Regeneration and protection of the planet held accountable on blockchain. Today we are going to talk about forest fires and what is going on behind them known as the forest epidemic so we can together find a solution. How does Quantaloop help? We invest, we crowd source, we restore, we regenerate, we revalue, we give back, and we make all these actions trusted, transparent and tracked on blockchain.

Why Wildfires have Gotten Worse and What We Can Do About It

Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States — the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we’ve brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we take to avoid further destruction? Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths about wildfires and details how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.

“So when you compare what forests looked like 100 years ago and today, the change is actually remarkable.Notice how the patchwork has filled in. Dry south slopes — they’re now covered with trees. A patchwork that was once sculptured by mostly small and sort of medium-sized fires has filled in. Do you see the blanket of trees? After just 150 years, we have a dense carpet of forest.” More, watch this Tedtalk by Paul Hassburd from TEDxBend below: