It’s a natural impulse to look at a disaster which impacts human life and decide something must be done. However, being reactionary and irrational can lead to more harm than good.
George Wuerthner’s article reviews the Oregon fires and why prescribed burning will do little to improve quality of life for residents.
“It is understandable that people would grasp at anything that promises a reduction in summertime smoke given the conditions that trapped residents in the Rogue Valley and elsewhere in Oregon last summer. However, there are reasons to believe this proposal will do little to improve summer-time air quality.”
Read the rest of this short, informative article here.