Right now parts of California are experiencing planned power-outages. The state’s leaders are telling us it’s because of the winds (which are very gusty in some locations), the electrical power lines, and the trees/foliage adjacent the lines. It is true, if a random spark from the swaying lines were to come in contact with dry vegetation, a fire could instantly flare up.
Sadly, our major electrical provider in northern California, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), has suddenly become the bad guy in all of this. Blame is also being cast upon you and me for our consumption of fossil fuels and the (supposed) associated effects of global warming.
It’s a shame that the real culprits have escaped judgement. I’m referring to the environmentalists.