I like most people have watched the fires that continue to ravage the state at both ends. In Ventura County, the fires have left the daytime skies left dark or blood-red from all of the smoke caused burning vegetation that is tinder dry from six years of drought. Once again the wealthy areas suffered the most devastation. The entire city of Malibu was evacuated hundreds of expensive homes were burnt to the ground. The temperature in the 80’s right now with no rain in sight. There is very little discussion about global warming and its effect on the planet we call home. The Hurricane in Florida, Super Typhoon in the Philippines, and for the first time the government has changed the term “fire season” to year-round status in California.
The fire also caused the loss of Internet and phone service for the entire Oxnard city area for over 24 hours this also included television. All communication with others was lost. I began to wonder what if the systems destroyed by the fires will take a long time to repair? The Woolsey fire now covers an area of 150 square miles with no containment in sight. The smell of smoke is everywhere even at night. The other shoe will drop when the rains begin and then the problems will be flooding and mudslides. Mother Earth is trying to warn us that we are responsible for the world that we leave for future generations. At the rate we’re going they will only get a burnt-out washed away hulk.