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It’s spooky, at night, to see so much darkness, to hear skittering, to keep an eye out for homeless people trying to break in and sleep, to listen for the sounds of desperate humans and animals. This is not a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie, it’s novelist Susan Straight’s description of her neighborhood in Riverside, California where the unemployment rate is 12.2%.
Urban critic and apocalyptic exaggerater Mike Davis offers his reasons why seasonal wildfires keep getting worse. The loss of more than 90 percent of Southern California’s agricultural buffer zone is the principal, if seldom referenced, reason why wildfires incinerate such spectacular swathes of luxury.