Saturday, October 27, 2007

No Agreement on Wildfires

Bloggers are arguing, of course, over the role of global warming in the California wildfire outbreak. There’s also the matter of carbon from fires entering the atmosphere

The new Times’ blog makes a point that seems to have been largely overlooked—that when people are allowed to build next to forests, they’re moving into harm’s way. Instead, much of the discussion has been sidetracked into a phony debate about whether questions about aircraft support for firefighters was sufficient and ridiculous comparisons between California and New Orleans.

UPDATE 10/28 The New York Times examines the wisdom of choosing to live in wildlife areas.

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