Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

July 14, 2006

Hometown is burning

Filed under: — Different River @ 4:14 pm

Well, it’s not literally my hometown, but an area that holds a lot of special memories for me is literally under fire. The Los Angeles Times has a map and an excellent photo series.

They also have a lousy article, which blames the lightning-sparked fire on global warming. The theory, according to the article, is that global warming causes an increase in precipitation, which causes lots of grass to grow — and global warming also causes a decrease in precipitation, so the plants dry out. It doesn’t seem to occur to the intrepid reporter that these two can’t possibly be true. But then again, everything that happens is because of global warming, as LuboÅ¡ and I have pointed out before.

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