California’s Fires Have Come Home to Roost

What happens when ignorance and ideology bully their way into steering the ship of state?  California’s fires are the evidence pointing the finger at those who tout their environmentalism and desire to protect Mother Earth. “Millions of acres of California forest have been blackened by wildfires this summer, leading to the usual angry denunciations from the usual quarters about climate change. But in 1999, the Associated Press reported that forestry experts had long agreed that “clearing undergrowth would save trees,” and that “years of aggressive firefighting have allowed brush to flourish that would have been cleared away by wildfires.” But very little was done. And now fires of unprecedented size are raging across the Western United States.”

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