That said, you can blame those who seek to have homes in deserts, with pools and nice green grass and you can blame those who seek to live on the ocean, where hurricanes roar periodically. There are enormous untapped areas of the US and Canada where people could easily live and enjoy a great life off the land as it exists and from the weather as it exists, but humans consider themselves above nature and so try to create lifestyles that are not conducive to the land and weather natural to the environment.
But at their heart, these decisions are also ones that evolve out of politics - development no longer takes place simply because someone occupies a piece of land and sets up home. And politicians and the bureaucrats they control are also the ones who manage the land, or mismanage in the case of areas of the American west where forest fires threatening homes and communities have become almost a monthly occurrence.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
If I didn't respond to your diatribe, it's possible you may have
engaged in revisionism or broad sweeping generalizations.
I don't have time for either, and you're probably on my IGNORE list.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.