These fires are an “act of man.” Ironically this statement was made at a women’s convention. The QuickVote on CNN.com’s main US News page shows that 73% of people think that the fires are an “act of man” and not an “act of God”; and yes, they capitalized “God.”
Seriously though, many people are asking that question: “why do we continue to live – to increase the population of – a region that is so unsafe?” Earlier today I’d seen an article on how Californians are loath to logically consider the real risk of living in this area because the frequency of the natural disasters in this region aren’t consistent enough for us to take note! I wish I could link to it, but I can’t find it now. Thoughts?