If anything, the actions proposed by the state's Air Resources Board as part of California's response to global warming are too little and too late. Yes, as President Bush noted at midsummer,
Rather, what's happened here ought to be a call to even greater actions than those proposed by the ARB, whose plan aims to cut the state's emissions of gases like carbon dioxide by 30 percent before 2020.
For it seems there's a reason California endured an unprecedented June start to the longer-than-ever fire season, with as many as 1,400 naturally started blazes going simultaneously at its peak. That forced firefighters to choose which flames to fight, since there was neither manpower nor equipment to battle them all at once.
…Whatever the cause, it's incumbent on the entire human race to mitigate the change - or else. The fact that some huge nations refuse to recognize this because they've been beaten down or mistreated in times past, as
It's not merely the risk of ever-worse fire seasons that threatens us - although that is apparently the coming reality. It's not just drought that figures to afflict us, as it already does, with water rationing now considered likely in large parts of