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The fire this time

20 April 2011

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.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 20 April 2011 12:40 pm

    Trust me, this area’s “North American Media” has surely been covering the fires.

  2. 20 April 2011 12:43 pm

    Well, yeah… once they started burning in Texas. Even the Fort Davis fire got very little attention outside the Big Bend. The coverage I’ve seen as been more of the “ha, ha… Rick Perry has to ask for federal assistance” and the meaning of it a la D v R than any serious discussion of climate change and planetary rape.

  3. 20 April 2011 1:27 pm

    yeah, and those damn gringos are invading Mexico again.

    http://www.aetc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123252366

  4. Frank permalink
    20 April 2011 1:57 pm

    Wow, 39,000 gallons of fire retardant – that’s almost 18 ounces per burning acre.

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