28 Aug '15, 3pm

#Luiis_3x ] There’s not enough money to save the West from an increase in blazing wildfires: ... [ #Luispokel ]

“Climate change and other factors are causing the cost of fighting fires to rise every year,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a recent interview, “but the way we fund our Forest Service hasn’t changed in generations.” Currently, more than 30,000 men and women are doing their best to keep us safe. There are so many fires burning that the National Guard, active-duty service soldiers and firefighters from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have all arrived to help. That still isn’t enough. As of mid-August, fires have devoured more than 7 million acres in the US, and the more they burn, the higher the cost to all of us.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/theres-not-enough-money-to-save-the-...

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