I used to love to go to Tahoe when I was in college. This beautiful mountain lake town was quite and relaxing, a place to step back and feel the power of nature. Yet it seems that this weeks devastating fires are because of more than a century of human mismanagement of the forests that surrounds the resort community.
Outside of the environmental damage of thousands of tons of ash, smoke, and waste due to these fires, there is another environmental crime has been committed by the California and National Parks folks. We now know how to make human society work within a sustainable model...and that means more than just controlled burns from time to time. It means we need to let nature take its course.
If that means I no longer can enjoy the lakefront in a cabin then so be it. Take a look at the pictures on the news sites; they are striking.