The part that saddens me the most about the fires is that this is not the end. These fires will keep decimating communities until we get to the root of the issue: climate change.
We have grown so used to reactionary solutions that no real preventative measures are being taken. Why aren’t we talking about a Green New Deal? Why aren’t we converting to renewable energy? Why aren’t we addressing the biggest culprit of climate change, the agricultural industry, and significantly reducing our beef consumption?
I don’t want to see my state burn every year, but if we don’t address climate change head on, these apocalyptic fires will remain our reality.
San Jose, CA