Los Angeles lacks the kind of warning label you see on other consumer products that might tip over, gag your baby, or leave you with painful lacerations. Perhaps those illuminated Caltrans signs along the freeway should be reprogrammed to read, "Get out now! While you still can!"
If it's not wildfires, then it's tornadoes, floods, sharks, tsunamis, and earthquakes.
As Mike Davis took pains to point out in "Ecology of Fear," where we live is barely fit for human habitation.