Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions?

“The idea that you should let a fire burn, and destroy valuable forest, was so counter-intuitive that it took the U.S. Forest Service a hundred years to realize the problem and to change the strategy and let the fire burn.” Jared Diamond

Why Do Some Societies Make Disastrous Decisions?Edge)

Hit “page down” three times to get to the actual start of the article. Diamond complains that “Our president is still not convinced of the reality of global warming,” but The Telegraph recently reported on a study that concluded “today’s temperatures are neither the warmest over the past millennium, nor are they producing the most extreme weather – in stark contrast to the claims of the environmentalists.”