I envision a world where we are able to better predict wildfires and control them, so that there is less damage in the economy as well as natural resources, and we could all have fresh air to breathe.
We will need lots of data in order to be able to predict wildfires. Recalling from the video Ice and Fire, there are technologies such as LIDAR to have 3D scans on the dead trees to predict the potential fuel of the wildfires. I hope more funds could be put to those types of technologies, and more institutions could launch similar projects, so more potential areas of wildfires can be covered. But for places where scientists might not be able to have research soon, we could also start data collection by starting public projects which encourage people to share data of the environment around them to the organization and government. We could have rewards for people who have provided many data so people can be more motivated to share the information.
Wow I really liked your approach to this issue! Using the advanced technologies available to us today I really hope that we can make real changes when it comes to forest fire prevention and management. Getting our communities involved in science and data collection is a great way to build momentum for change!
I think your attempt to mitigate fire dangers using data is quite good. With a mobilized community of people who can share and contribute to the state of the forest ecosystems, there can be both an increase in fire prediction as well as awareness on forest ecosystems, which ultimately helps to move humanity closer to sustainable future.
Great post! I like how you talked about starting public projects for data collection. This can really empower people and also help organizations and the government implement necessary changes. We really underestimate how much the public can do. Being able to predict wildfires would be amazing for helping people protect themselves.
I agree with you that fire safety in a sustainable world is progressively gaining attention and new technologies and building materials are being introduced into the consumer environment at an unprecedented rate. I think your idea of predicting potential fuels for wildfires by radar is promising!
Absolutely! I agree that we need to have more LIDAR technology, and in general, use technology to our advantage in predicting and mitigating forest fires. It is an interesting idea to reward people for collecting data. I think that's a great idea as I feel like this field is insufficiently researched and needs more funding to bring awareness. With what we learned this week, I don't think forest fires will be stopping any time soon.