While we were distracted: White House Orders Up More Logging To Combat Wildfires

While the order lists a number of forest threats made worse by climate change ― drought, disease, insect infestations, invasive species ― it ignores climate change as a whole. That comes as little surprise, given the misinformation and climate change denialism that the administration rolled out in response to the fires in August.

All the fire ecologists are saying the same thing: You can’t log your way out of this situation,” Boggs told the paper. “Logging in the back country is just a gift to the timber industry.”

White House Orders Up More Logging To Combat Wildfires

The Trump directive makes no mention of climate change.

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