For decades the U.S. Forest Service and BLM has been seeking out and cutting large dead trees in Federal forests to prevent areas from being listed as critical habitat for endangered species. This may be an intentional civil and criminal violation of the Endangered Species Act. [Photos]
Much of the national forest landscape has become one giant densely-packed tinderbox. Who’s at fault for the precarious situation of our forests? The timber industry is at fault; the government is at fault; and ultimately, it is all of our fault, as well.
Once society widely understands what needs can never be met with democracy + capitalism, humanity will start seeking a better way forward. What are the two great problems that modern society cannot solve?
No one in the mainstream or government knows, or will accept what is causing climate; no one. Fossil fuel emissions are not the main cause of climate change. Climate change is primarily caused by deforestation.
Almost everyone accepts forest clear-cutting as a given, while the economic damage from smoke alone exceeds the forestry income and it is a root cause of climate change. Let’s see how it is all connected.