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Large wildfires have burned more than 1 million acres in a dozen states

Large wildfires have burned more than 1 million acres in a dozen states

Andrew Freedman of Axios reports that large wildfires have burned more than 1 million acres in a dozen states.

The C3 Take
  • Climate change is leading to a longer and drier wildfire season.
  • Bad government policies, such as fire suppression and poorly incentivized building policies, are making wildfires worse.
  • Moving forward, Western states should adopt more robust adaptation strategies that incentivize local leadership and durable solutions.

“In the midst of a relentless series of heat waves taking place in a region plagued by the worst drought so far in the 21st century, the forests and grasses located in western states are a tinderbox. The fire season is only expected to get worse from here.”

Read the full article here.

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