I feel like the main issue here is that people are over exaggerating it. You have people acting like that it's suddenly the end of the world. It's horrible that it's burning, but keep in mind that it's been like this for a while. It just started to get attention recently.
I agree, it's not the end of the world, it's been going on for a long time. It's just one of the first time that there has been major media coverage on the burning for a while.
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