Let the Platforms Burn

The Opposite of Good Fires is Wildfires.

Cory Doctorow

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A forest wildfire. Peeking through the darks in the stark image are hints of the green Matrix “waterfall” effect.
Cameron Strandberg/CC BY 2.0 (modified)

California needs to burn. For millennia, First Nations people oversaw controlled burns in the forests they lived, played and worked in. These burns cleared out underbrush, saw off sick trees, and created canopy openings that admitted sunlight to help quicken new growth. The importance of fire to healthy renewal is testified to by the regional trees that can…

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