We can only watch in a kind of sad horror as flames devastate one of
the richest parts of the richest nation on earth. There's no refuge
from a changing earth anywhere--I've spent the day worrying about my
aunt, who was evacuated near San Diego yesterday. These are, we pray,
temporary environmental refugees, but they're just as scared and
scarred as people around the world who face disastrous change--the UN
says we may see 450 million people fleeing environmental devastation by
Watching from a distance, we can't help put out the
flames or shelter the afflicted. All we can do is try to make it less
likely that these disasters spread, by trying to bring global warming
under some kind of control. That's what Nov. 3 is all about--call it
firefighting on a large scale, at the very center of the blaze. Write
your politicians and tell them you're scared, you're angry, and you
want to see them out on November 3 to explain what the hell they're
planning to do.
Click here for LA Times coverage of the fires.
Click here for San Diego Union Tribune coverage.
Click here for Bill's interview with Democracy Now about the fires.
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