We can see more clearly now… that the smoke isn’t in our eyes from Canada’s wildfires. Gone are the dark clouds, for today. But the wildfires are still burning. So is the noise around them. It’s a disaster worth thinking through before amnesia sets in. Here are four places to start. 1. Only the weather blew away the smokey plumes shrouding the country from Boston to Albany, New York’s capitol, to NY City, and D.C., the nation’s capital. 2. Smoke knocked out over 50% of solar power in the area. 3. America depends mostly on Canadian timber to build and remodel homes. Canada has the world’s largest intact forest ecosystem, helping clear air on sunnier days. 4. Solving problems one country at a time has its downsides.