The smoke hanging over us every day is a difficult and stressful reminder of what is happening to places we love.
Every day, the news names places I have been to, places I have hiked through, places I have photographed, and notes that these places are on fire at that very moment.
We aren’t yet at the phase where we fundamentally rethink how to live here, and how to be safer and more environmentally responsible, not just at an individual level – individuals can’t solve this alone! – but region-wide at a governmental, societal, and even corporate level. We really need to have those conversations. Soon.
Today, more than 14,690 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 13 active large wildfires. To-date more than 1.96 million acres have burned statewide.— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) September 4, 2021
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