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Sci Tech    H4'ed 7/16/21

Scientists Say That Clearing Forests Worsens Wildfire Damage

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Wildfires are not prevented by thinning forests, but current pro-logging policy does not recognize this.
Wildfires are not prevented by thinning forests, but current pro-logging policy does not recognize this.
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"Wildfires aren’t caused by forests, but the default approach to fire prevention is to clear them. Climate may be the real problem, and preserving trees a big part of the solution."

This goes completely against the current narrative. Democratic or Republican, neither deviates from pro-logging policy, says Dr. Chad Hanson, Fire Ecologist & author of Smokescreen: Debunking Wildfire Myths to Save Our Forests and Our ClimateOnly a radical rethinking of where and how we live, and how we interact with forest will change the annual conflagration of forests, currently burning in 70 wildfires in 12 states.

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