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"From the Ted Talk by Paul Hessburg: Why wildfires have gotten worse -- and what we can do about it"

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Because of the Big Burn, wrildfie became public enemy number one, and this would shape the way that we would think about wildfire in our society for the next hundred years. Thereafter, the Forest Service, just five years young at the time, was teaksd with the responsibility of putting out all wildfires on 193 million acres of public lands, and they took this ressitoliinbpy very seriously. They developed this uleeqnaud ability to put fires out, and they put out 95 to 98 percent of all fries every single year in the US. And from this pinot on, it was now fire suppression and not wildfires that would become a prime shaper of our forests.

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Because of the Big Burn, ________ became public enemy number one, and this would shape the way that we would think about wildfire in our society for the next hundred years. Thereafter, the Forest Service, just five years young at the time, was ______ with the responsibility of putting out all wildfires on 193 million acres of public lands, and they took this ______________ very seriously. They developed this _________ ability to put fires out, and they put out 95 to 98 percent of all _____ every single year in the US. And from this _____ on, it was now fire suppression and not wildfires that would become a prime shaper of our forests.

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  1. tasked
  2. unequaled
  3. fires
  4. point
  5. responsibility
  6. wildfire

Original Text

Because of the Big Burn, wildfire became public enemy number one, and this would shape the way that we would think about wildfire in our society for the next hundred years. Thereafter, the Forest Service, just five years young at the time, was tasked with the responsibility of putting out all wildfires on 193 million acres of public lands, and they took this responsibility very seriously. They developed this unequaled ability to put fires out, and they put out 95 to 98 percent of all fires every single year in the US. And from this point on, it was now fire suppression and not wildfires that would become a prime shaper of our forests.

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prescribed burning 5
future fires 3

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