3 practical steps to reduce wildfires in California

July 31, 2018 by Emily Jackson

(Source: San Francisco Chronicle) A single forest fire can release four or five times as much greenhouse gas than are reduced by a year’s worth of government-regulated industry and personal vehicles emission. Oddly, the California Air Resources Board doesn’t even count wildfire greenhouse gases in its carbon-reduction reports. So if we want to get serious about reducing greenhouses gases, we’re going to need to take some bold steps to prevent out-of-control wildfires. Are there actions we can take beside the usual precautions such as clearing flammable underbrush and planning for an evacuation? Yes. Read full article

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