Subduction Zone Blog

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I am working with a new them called Enlightenment and expect to be throwing up some number of test posts of various kinds.  Apologies in advance…i may take them down later.

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Circular Fire Arguments

The Eugene  Register-Guard editorial board discussed the impact of forest fire suppression on the Oregon State budget and some mechanisms for mitigating this impact. No surprise that this is their big suggestion: A longer-term approach would be to address a primary reason firefighting costs are so high — the buildup of flammable material in many forests. Thinning, debris removal and controlled burns all can reduce the volume of tinder. Such treatments are expensive, but so is fighting fires. Sorry, the buildup of flammable materials is not primary. First, the high cost of firefighting is due entirely to the fact that they...

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Quote Test Post

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Seattle Traffic

Danny Westneat has noticed that traffic in Seattle appears to be getting worse: People who study the psychology of commuting theorize that once daily travel times reach an upper limit, people start to break. Other than a few hardy super-commuters, most people will move, change jobs or begin loudly agitating for political change rather than keep up with the self-torture. Is Seattle about to break? Feels like it. If so, would we finally try to do something about the traffic? Surely no one is surprised. The good news will be if, yes, people are about to break and start moving...

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Meta Stuff

Great news! It has not been two years since the last post….only 18 months. Upgraded the site to WordPress 4.0 and will come back sometime soon to update the theme code.