Re: OT: The Great Climate Migration - Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration
Were these fires started entirely by global warming? Or was arson and/or poor forest management, contributing factors?
There is no evidence of increased arson or declining attempts at forest management (most of which are on Federally owned land, by the way) in recent years. There is ample evidence of changed climate patterns. No one is claiming that arson never happens, that human encroachment on forests cannot be a factor or that maintaining the wilderness like Central Park would not reduce fires. However, climate changes have been the overwhelming reason for the increased risk of major fires. Much improved forest management on the 3% of the land owned by state authorities in Western states would have a negligible overall impact, but be very costly. If you believe poor forest management is the cause of the massive wildfires, blame the Trump administration run departments which would be by far the most responsible..