The fire this time
All but unreported in the North American media has been the “minor” fact that a huge chuck of the continent is on fire… from Queretaro to Oklahoma, fires have been consuming rangeland, farms and forests… and homes.
Alberto Tomas Halpern, of the Big Bend Sentinel and Presidio International/Internaciónal, took this photo near Fort Davis, Texas (which nearly went up in flames last week):
The causes aren’t exactly rocket science… or perhaps they are. By way of a comment, the Sentinel reprinted a cartoon from their files:
The “stop the violence from crossing the border!” crowd might want to note that the violence against the planet is responsible for this situation, and no fence, no Border Patrol, no “show us your papers law” is gonna stop the destruction that results from the continued plunder of natural resources and over-indulgence.