It can be inferred from the passage that the author would be most likely to regard a policy in which all forest fires...

Monday at 02:17AM

Why D?

Can someone explain how the answer is C? I'm having trouble pulling this together from the passage. I initially chose A. I see why A is incorrect from the previous discussion. Thank you.

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Monday at 02:24AM

Correction to above post: Can someone explain how the answer is D? I'm having trouble pulling this together from the passage.

I initially chose A. I see why A is incorrect from the previous discussion. Thank you.

Ben Monday at 02:31PM

Hi Lerondagates, thanks for the question!

Answer choice D is correct because the author claims that there is too much fuel for fires within forests in present-day North America. If forest fires were to be left to burn naturally, there would be devastating damage. (Not something the author wants). You can refer to lines 20-23 for support.

Additionally, lines 50-57 describe the author's recommendation regarding how to approach forest fires in the present and then, once fuel has been reduced. It is recommended to allow lightning-caused fires to burn only when the weather is damp enough to avoid too much damage. Not always.

Hope this helps!