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To Mitigate Wildfires, Divest from Fossil Fuels

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/10/07/mitigate-wildfires-divest-fossil-fuels

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Well Jen, you did not catch on to the really big one at all.
it is not electricity production.
IT IS THE AUTOMOBILE !!
Pick L.A. orChicago. Go to county driving permit for two days each week, for example.
Ramp up public transportations.
Taxi, uber, lyft, etc are electric.
Postal vehicles are electric.’
Delivery vans are electric.
Refrigeration compressor motors food delivery must remain diesel for a long time.

Recharge third shift with discount rate for using otherwise discarded power.

Measure air quality at various elevations above the city. I notice a gray cloud above I94 driving
Chicago to Detroit about 200 feet above pavement.

California has about 1600 square miles of fire.
NPR is concerned about the wine vineyards and migrant workers.

Why are we adding millions of more automobiles every year to our highways??
Should be shedding them.