Forest fires in the hills in February

#1 Feb 22nd, 2017, 04:03
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Hi folks

The hills of Uttarakhand are raging with fire again and this time in February. Even the meadows of Munsyari which are quite far from the plains are not being spared.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/57236282.cms

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/57224784.cms

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/57225474.cms

Extremely worried about the impact of upcoming summer
#2 Feb 27th, 2017, 17:30
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Extremely sad & disturbing.

But maybe it's God's way of directing the society on the right path. We go to the mountains for finding peace and tranquility. When the coming generations will read of it, and not experience the same anywhere in the outer world, the only place they would be able to find peace is inside themselves.
Or maybe I am just over-fitting spiritual fantasies to make sense of the chaos that this world is.
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Yes, dry weather has brought forest fires early this year, the bio mass has to burn, sooner or later, which is unfortunate.

The unpardonable thing is that most the fires are man made, specially the meadows fire which are much more ecologically sensitive areas.
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Munsiyary fires in the winter are, mostly, deliberately started to hunt kasturi. So, very sad - including the fact that it is well known to authorities and not much is done about it...
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This February has been the hottest in the recent past. IMD has warned of this summer being an extreme one especially in the North Western part of India. I don't see a repeat of last year's summer situation not happening again in Uttarakhand.
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Originally Posted by abhijitiitr View Post IMD has warned of this summer being an extreme one especially in the North Western part of India.
That is good, at least it will give some boost to monsoons.
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It does indeed. And its anyways not going to be a La Nina year. But it'll also claim thousands of hectares of pristine forests.
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Forget La-nina, Australia has been put on El-nino watch and there is 50% chance of it developing during late Indian monsoon time, strange for it to occur back to back. So hot summers are the only saving grace for now.
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But it'll also claim thousands of hectares of pristine forests
Forest fires are not summer dependent as they are man made. People will burn forests the moment there is enough dryness for it to be burned easily, as it happened during February.
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Originally Posted by abhijitiitr View Post I don't see a repeat of last year's summer situation not happening again in Uttarakhand.
So you do see a repeat of last year's summer situation happening again?
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Jitu ji,

What are the impacts of the Little Boy and Little Girl in your part of the world?

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The situation is bad, there has been substantially low rain for last two years which has adversely impacted the ecosystem.

What is frustrating is to see what people do to natural water sources, there is garbage all around, no one bothers to keep rivers and streams clean, and rampant construction has killed a lot many sources of water. They are polluting the same water they are drinking, what could be more pathetic, but then, we have seen it play out all over India.
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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post So you do see a repeat of last year's summer situation happening again?
Yeah. Sorry for the confusion.

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