Rebecca Falconer of Axios reports on a new UN report that estimates wildfire risk will increase 30% by 2050.
- The UN report called the situation extreme, but “not yet hopeless.”
- In the United States we can reduce wildfires through increased funding for preventative measures, such as proper forest management.
- While mitigation efforts are needed, adaptation must also see an increased role. Policymakers can increase adaptation efforts by reforming housing and insurance practices to accurately reflect fire risk.
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