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Climate Change or Forest Management? Both Are to Blame.

As Nate Hochman on The Dispatch writes, both climate change and forest mismanagement are to blame for wildfires in the west.

The C3 Take
  • Climate change has led to longer and drier summers.
  • Poor forest management techniques, such as fire suppression, have created tinder boxes for fires.

“Our ability to avoid disastrous situations like the one currently engulfing the Western United States is impeded by partisans on both sides refusing to acknowledge the complexities of the issue—one can push common-sense climate policies alongside repealing onerous government regulation. The two are far from mutually exclusive.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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