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We’re Paying the Price for Refusing Controlled Burns

We’re Paying the Price for Refusing Controlled Burns

National Review’s Jim Geraghty writes that we are paying the price for refusing controlled burns.

The C3 Take
  • Climate change is leading to longer and drier wildfire seasons, but the government’s failure to act is also having an impact.
  • Improper forest management, such as not having controlled burns, is creating denser forests and subsequently more intense wildfires.
  • By incentivizing more active forest management, local and state governments can adapt better to climate change’s effects on forests.

Cities at risk of flooding would find investments in flood mitigation a much more cost-effective approach than…banning the internal-combustion engine. But those approaches are practical, not idealistic – and thus, they get much less attention.”

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