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Climate change AND the Forest Service's perfect budgetary firestorm by TokyoTom

On a Mises blog thread last year , I noted: controlled burns might of course be useful in some places, especially along the WUI (wildland-urban interface), but Randal O`Toole at Cato has done a good job showing that generally fuel accumulation is not...

Alarmists (scientists and the Bush administration) claim "climate change" is causing Western wildfires and stressing watersheds by TokyoTom

[Warning: Snarky. Sorry, but as I got going I couldn`t resist.] 1. As I noted on several Mises wildfire threads last year , a 2006 study showed that the wildfire season in the West has increased on average by 78 days over the past three decades (1987...

Citizens fight wildfires in Northern California ... by TokyoTom

as this article in the July 7 NY Times shows. This is not at all surprising, as owners all have incentives to protect their property, and relatively small communities of people can work together well when needed. One can expect to see increasing sophistication...