Acting EPA head Wheeler correctly says wildfires are result of forest management, not drought
Acting EPA head says wildfires are result of forest management, not drought
Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler told senators Wednesday that “the biggest issue with wildfires is forest management … not drought,” Axios reports. He made the claim during his confirmation hearing to become the agency’s permanent head.
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“There is increasing evidence that there is overall less fire in the landscape today than there has been centuries ago, although the magnitude of this reduction still needs to be examined in more detail.”…
“The ‘wildfire problem’ is essentially more a social than a natural one.” Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid found that “climate change” is not to blame for increased forest fires in the Mediterranean basin.”…
“In the United States, wildfires are also due in part to a failure to thin forests or remove dead and diseased trees. In 2014, forestry professor David B. South of Auburn University testified to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that “data suggest that extremely large megafires were four-times more common before 1940,” adding that “we cannot reasonably say that anthropogenic global warming causes extremely large wildfires.” As he explained, “To attribute this human-caused increase in fire risk to carbon dioxide emissions is simply unscientific.”