The Heritage Foundation’s Nick Loris explains the facts about climate change and California’s wildfires.
- Improper forest management practices such as fire suppression have led to forests becoming loaded with dryer and more flammable fuel.
- Housing policies that encourage living in high-risk fire areas have resulted in more homes and property being affected by fires.
- Reforming insurance, housing, and forest management policies to adequately reflect the risk of wildfires could help lessen the economic and environmental impact of these fires.
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