Thursday, June 13, 2013

Our Annual Forest Fires

It seems not so long ago that big forest fires were more rare. Now, every summer we have a few. Right now we have 3. Is this the new normal? Are people going to start saying that you know it is summer because the forests are burning?

Is this global warming or just careless behavior? We have had forest fires from people throwing cigarette butts out car windows, people setting off firecrackers in the bone dry woods, people not tending to their outdoor BBQ fires.

I don't know the cause of it all, but I do know it feels strange to think of the onset of forest fires as the usual events of summer. Strange.

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