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Brazil’s Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland, covering an area nearly the size of Britain. Only today, it isn’t so wet. After a summer of drought, catastrophic fires are raging that have devastated 2.4 million hectares of land already this year. (That’s more than has burned in California, Oregon, and Washington combined.) Its precious wildlife, including the world’s largest population of jaguars, are suffering irreparable damage.
What’s causing the destruction? The proximate causes seem quite different from what is causing the fires in California, but if we trace them back through enough layers, we get to the same deep cause and, therefore, to the same deep solution.
Since 2019, catastrophic fires have afflicted the Amazon, the Congo basin, Australia, Siberia, Argentina, and countless other places. While some on the political Right were in denial that anything unusual was happening, today the entire political spectrum is in agreement that something is horribly amiss. In the US, the Right offers candidate explanations like poor forest management, while Democratic politicians emphasize climate change. What they both agree on is that the current state of affairs in abnormal, unacceptable, and requires action. This, at least, is progress.
In fact, both sides are approaching the same truth from different directions. Let me start at forest management, pass through climate change via a back door, visit the blatantly criminal behavior behind fires in the Amazon and Pantanal, and arrive finally at the core of the issue.
A group of residents at Jackson Wellsprings off of Highway 99 in Ashland decided not to follow the evacuation order issued during the Almeda Fire, instead they decided to stay and pump water from their pool to fight the fire away from the property.
Owner, Gerry Lehrburger said the thought to leave never even crossed his mind.
"No, it was out of the question. We were here. This is our home, this is our sacred land," Lehrburger said.
Kevin Decker, the facility's gatekeeper, said once it became clear the fire was heading their way they made the decision to stay.
People gathered in Lithia Park and marched through the streets of Ashland, carrying signs and calling for justice for George Floyd and other black Americans killed by law enforcement.
A new year-round shelter for the homeless is set to open in Downtown Medford on Thursday.