It is darkly comical that only the other day I was talking about the power outages of my childhood being a thing of the past in Delhi and here I am reading about a planned outage in my home state of California. It was to prevent wildfires from falling power-lines. Paul Kedrosky digs into the history of wildfires in California, and points out some harsh facts, such as “most California fires aren’t caused by powerlines” and that PG&E (our local utility) is a bit incompetent. This is a masterful high-order think piece that is worth reading.