Here’s an interesting argument from MinuteEarth saying that we should stop fighting wildfires so vigilantly because we’re actually making wildfires even worse and harder to stop. Why? Because by stopping fires it allows trees to grow closer to each other which makes the forest denser and more flammable and the next fire hotter, faster, and bigger.

Minute Earth also says that the total area per year in the US has more than doubled since 1970.

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