Oregon’s timber industry has promoted the idea that private, logged lands are less prone to wildfires, but science doesn’t support that.
“That a sitting president—of any party—would deny their own citizens help during their time of greatest need, amid literal hellfire raining down on American cities, is beyond shameful.”
By continuing to hold fossil fuel investments, the logic goes, CalPERS may be taking some of that money and using it to add fuel to the wildfires of tomorrow.
Like the coronavirus, the dire consequences of climate change – coupled with Trump’s utter malfeasance – offer unambiguous proof that he couldn’t care less about the public good.
Lay bare the state’s reliance on prison labor to control its ever-growing wildfire season with an exploitative system many have called slave labor.
A biodiversity experiment in Australia showed animal species can help reduce flammable leaf litter by 24 percent.
Flash floods and water contamination after large-scale wildfires are emerging as real hazards in Australia and many other places, threatening drinking water, ecosystems, infrastructures and recreational activities.
Though coverage of the Australian fires was slow to take off, it’s begun to capture more international attention, while highlighting the effects of climate change.