Odds and Ends
1 12, 8:25am
Finland is cold an wet and have a network of forest roads and that still don't stop forest fires to spread now and then. Forest roads up in the hot, dry Californian mountains would not stop the firestorms that have always been a part of the Californian climate. Obviously the Californians have not considered roads built for just that purpose cost effective thus far.
If you choose to live close to a volcano or dry forest you risk getting burned.
Don't be surprised if Democrats and Republicans don't act as you expect them to. Like most political parties in the world they are opportunists above all.