so I am not surprised by what's going on -- still, the sheer magnitude of seeing it play out is terribly disheartening
I have learned over the years to briefly say what "I see" and leave it alone, as I used to get so many emails 5-7 years back when I predicted earthquakes and they "happened"
but . . . these fires are, as Gov. Brown (in my opinion, correctly) states, the "new norm"
we are used to "controlling the elements"
but I (and many others) have suggested for the past 10 years that this is a false sense of security; Mother Nature is bigger and more powerful than any collected effort by man
if She wants to huff and puff, nothing can stop her
these fires, just as the hurricanes of a few months back, are the new normal -- global warming is not a Liberal conspiracy
it is Mother Nature's "reaction" to a natural process; one that has been set in motion and cannot, in my opinion, be stopped nor even really slowed down much
one of my big themes for 2017 was the unprecedented scale of natural disasters in heavily populated and very affluent areas
and what that would do not only do the lives of those impacted by the fires, floods, etc
but to the INSURANCE COMPANIES
who continue to get hammered
it will get very interesting in the next 4-5 years, I believe . . . the new normal is not what anyone would choose if they "had a choice"
in my opinion, that choice has been made and is irrevocable