The Fire Suppression Fallacy
The Beginning of the Fire Suppression Fallacy
As is the case with fear-mongering media outlets, catastrophizing even the most insignificant events to obtain attention, images and situations are cherry-picked by proponents of the fire suppression fallacy to communicate the most dire circumstance. The propaganda has been incredibly successful, convincing politicians to allocate billions of dollars to “fix” Nature with grinding machines, chainsaws, and herbicide.
As with most stories designed to panic, the truth becomes embellished and inconvenient facts are ignored or forgotten. The origins of the fire suppression fallacy can be traced back to