The California wildfire that is raging in Sonoma County has burnt 10,000 acres and forced 1,700 people to evacuate their homes. Yeah, it’s too bad and so sad. Glad that is on the other coast. Right? Think again.
According to a EPA analysis, US air quality is deteriorating due to the tiny particles called “PM2.5.” The concentrations of the PM2.5 has increased 5.5% in the last two years and could be linked to the premature deaths of Americans, especially the young and old.
And you probably guessed it, the soot and ash from wildfires is one of the chief contributors to the declining in our air quality. Further proof that we are all connected. It is not just an isolated California problem. It is our problem.
Perhaps Greta Thunberg is right, there is something we can do. Everyone of us.
What is the balancing point between us and our environment?