Just one Earthling

OUR HOME - THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT IN THE UNIVERSE, at least to my human eyes. Planet Earth will be here and gone in a tick, but in that infinitely small sliver of time, maybe we can make a difference? I have no idea who would be around to see that difference, but we have each other now, don't we.

Friday, September 29, 2006

California Burning

The wild fires in California return year after year with devastating results. But the good citizens wait until a fire starts and then start to chop firebreaks so the flames won’t spread. This waiting is dangerous, difficult and sometimes costs human life.

It would be a lot better if firebreaks were cut on a regular basis, in advance of the dry season, so when a fire does start, it has no chance of taking over the entire region.

This is called planning. Duh. Okay, so maybe they aren't so smart in Southern California, but I wonder why the insurance companies, who loathe paying out even a single dime, haven’t thought of this simple protective step.

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