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Smokey the Bear in the era of climate change

Last Sunday, Smokey the Bear, America’s venerable protector of the forest, celebrated his 70th birthday. In this age of mega-wildfires – some suggest Smokey has outlived his usefulness and should be put out to pasture. As a Californian residing at the base of the Santa Clara foothills, I couldn’t disagree more.