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Australia on Fire   Australia and Oceania

Started 11/13/19 by Jenifer (Zarknorph); 14552 views.
Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Jan-21

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

Jan-21

I know you will cry, so do I

Oomp (AstroLib)

From: Oomp (AstroLib)

Jan-22

Just a random thought about wildfires 
(we've had our share too):

You know those train cars made for carrying liquids like oil etc.?

Add a Fill them up with water, with  a water cannon type Sprinkler head on the top. Start them off, and let them spray  in "at risk" areas until they run out of water.

Now with my very limited  net searching ability the best I've come across is a water cannon that boasts a 200' range. 

One  "cannon" facing left, another facing right, and you have a 400' swath of heavily "rained" on forest or brush. You now have a 400' wide firebreak of sorts.  More if the tracks run along a mountainside.
Thinking along those lines, how bout  a refinery sized tank at or near the top of virtually every mountain, just spraying out water in random directions? Fills  via windmill from any nearby lake or river. I dunno if  salt water would gum up the works or the  land's productivity, but if not, there are oceans of "ammo" available.

 

Just a passing idea. Whadda you think of it?

-Oom

 

 

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jan-23

Two problems.

1. We'd need train tracks all over the country.

2. We're in a drought and can't fill massive water tanks.

But I like that you're thinking outside the box.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jan-23

Opinion


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Jan-23

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Jan-23

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Jan-23

katiek2

From: katiek2

Jan-23

I'm angry - nowhere in this article does ABC News share that all 3 firemen were Americans volunteering their time and experience to help in these awful fires.  It just seems that any time help is needed in an overwhelming situation, Americans are there to answer the call, yet the majority of posters on this site continually bash the US as being the most hateful country and people in the world.  Could you at least spare a bit of respect for these men and sympathy for their families?

Edited:  I apologize - I reread the article and see the first paragraph identified them as US firefighters.

  • Edited January 23, 2020 7:00 am  by  katiek2
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Jan-24

This was breaking news.

When I posted it, it had happened like 30 minutes ago.

They update as more information comes in.

The article I posted was MAYBE four paragraphs long.

I'll check it again now.

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