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ENDANGERED FORESTS - ENDANGERED PLANET

© 2019 by Marsha Silvestri

DANGER - PLANET ON FIRE!  Today over 300 bushfires are raging across eastern Australia creating catastrophic conditions. Last week the “hot topic” in California were the wildfires as their frequency have become a new norm, dubbed the “fire season”, fueled by the Santa Ana winds, dry weather plus other factors. As devastating as these blazes are, some are “small fry” compared to massive infernos blazing worldwide that are ignored by mainstream media or forgotten after a quick “flash in the pan” minimal press. Apocalyptic fires in Africa and Indonesia have escaped the news. Recent fires that did get global attention include the torching of the Amazon (more than 87,000 fires this year in Brazil! Yes, you read that number right, most of which were deliberately set by arsonists!).

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