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‘No, Secretary Zinke. Record-Breaking Wildfires in California Have Everything to Do with Climate Change’

Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Common Dreams “Of course, as real and not-at-all-radical environmentalists pointed out, what ZInke is really saying is that he wants to give the nation’s forests over to the timber industry for clear-cutting, consequences and destruction of natural habitat be damned.” ‘No, Secretary Zinke. Record-Breaking Wildfires in California Have […]

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Trees, our best defense against climate change

“California’s arboreal apocalypse is being exacerbated by the raging wildfires that the state’s forestry department helped stoke. Unlike sub-Arctic and tropical forests, temperate ones are often densely populated with people. A state-funded watchdog report showed in February that California’s forests are sorely lacking prescribed burns, which remove overgrowth and dead trees. Seven of the 10

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