Saturday, September 01, 2018

[vizbzaxc] Fire as WMD

Climate change causes areas not previously thought to be fire danger zones to become so.  (Where are, or will be, those areas?)  In those areas, an arsonist gains a power akin to a weapon of mass destruction.  We imagine a firework-like device which drops thousands of small fires or embers over a wide area.

Inspired by lantern festivals which launch thousands of burning lanterns into the sky (not caring where they will land).

Unlike a nuclear weapon, the fuel to power destruction is already at the target.

Areas which already know they are in a fire danger zone have probably already taken precautions, or risk-averse people have moved out.  Or, they've already burned away.  Climate change causes change, which is the interesting part.

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