Pointing out the obvious, Smokey the Bear doesn't issue permits for forest fires yet the reality of a fire season is becoming the norm for many communities. What happens when it's no longer a "season" and burns all year-round??
Directly relating to E.O. Wilson's concept of consilience, this little guy is branching out to interact with a changing environment, problem is, his biology has no idea how to adapt to such an accelerated loss of ecological habitat. We don't appear to be much better and yet we are cause.