Forest fires

Here in French Poly it’s ‘tradition’ to burn islands to ‘clean’ them from shrubs, so it’s easier to pick up coconuts and make copra (and a few bucks). Of course this way no humus can build up, birds lose their habitat and what remains is a barren rock with some palm trees on it. Whenever we go ashore and find a burnt motu we come home depressed (like yesterday).

This morning we read the BBC news: the forest fires in California and Oregon are the biggest ever recorded, also in Siberia forest fires are raging and in Brazil the Pantanal wetlands(!) are on fire. These fires were either caused by careless people, but most were started on purpose to gain farm land, have easier access to logging grounds, etc.
Greed and stupidity ruin our planet. What’s wrong with humanity?

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