There are lots of things we need to convince people of to make this work. One is that forests need more management in a post-megafauna world to avoid excess undergrowth and subsequent very hot fires. But I don't think the need for more national parks, particularly along the coasts, is going to be a hard sell.
It's nice to have one theory. When you have one theory it feels almost like a verified solution. When you have one theory you are very resistant to learning of another, because then you'd have to look at the evidence and wonder if there is a 3rd theory. This is a very common syndrome.
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