Not Fires, but Ignorance and Greed bring Consequences: US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 16 October 2017



The Big Threat

Two Stories
We should Not Fear Fires,
but the Ignorance and Greed driving these Firestorms

Santa Ana-style Wind Driven Firestorms

Northern California is facing catastrophic wildfires more typically seen in the south. Experts aren't sure why,
LAT, October 16, 2017.

Not sure? Really? Let me help; Because the Regional Weather has radically changed.

Let’s take a look:

Focus: Are wildfires worsening due to development, climate change and controversial forest management?

Heat wave, fires, hurricanes bear the ‘fingerprints of climate change,’ scientists say

Super Hot Summer of 2017: A Year of Weather Extremes

Hottest Years...Yawn

Drought Never Ended

The Tropics are HERE

Tropical Heat Expanding-Expanded Northward

Catastrophic storms, once rare, are almost routine

OK, does that help?

This behavior has consequences:


Paying the Piper


The Brutal Costs of Irresponsible Greed 

US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires,
AP, October 15, 2017.

The irresponsible growth and trade policies of the US, and especially California, have been making the vast majority of our citizens poorer and less able to afford basic social services, let alone defend against the impact of disasters. Our massive irresponsible growth and crazy offshoring policies themselves drive the climate changes pushing us deeper and deeper into more and more extreme, and extremely expensive, disasters.

Buckle-Up, Ma Nature's Wild Ride is just warming-up, so to speak...


Also See

Northern California is facing catastrophic wildfires: Look Around. 

Extreme Weather Increasing

Tree Mortality




Tree News




October 2017 High Sierra General News 


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