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<<I'm pretty sure most people wouldn't object to being taxed to help themselves and their communities, if there is a direct and obvious connection between the money collected and an improvement of the lives of those paying it.>>

That's right. ADAPT to increasing temperatures, don't try to prevent the tide from coming in.

And one way to do that is to cut down old growth forests to prevent them from burning up or dying of insect infestations. THEN reforest, with palm trees or whatever is deemed suitable.

We are way behind in cutting down old growth forests..,.

Seattle Pioneer
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