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Fighting Fires Without Facing the Facts of California Population Expansion

PUBLISHED:  Mon, NOV 4th 2019 @ 3:54 pm EST  by  Christy Shaw
If the famous naturalist author Emile Zola was alive and writing today he could no doubt capture the horrific details in California of the wildfires as a personified monster of insatiable appetite, literally consuming 198,815 acres of land, (and still counting as of October 31st, 2019)-an area almost five times the size of Washington, D.C.
So far, over 1 million people have been at varying times without power and over 200,000 people have been displaced. It is becoming the new normal to have scheduled power outages. And when the electricity stops flowing, so too does access to other vitally important natural resources, i.e. water for drinking, bathing, food production and operation of life-saving tools and technology in hospitals and elder care homes...and the list of consequences goes on.
Needless to say the spin-off effects of the wildfires are raising tensions and many are looking for someone to blame. Ironically, among the …

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