Category: Climate Change

AGAIN – Past Logging Makes a fire worse

As with the Creek Fire, logging, habitat clearance, and the creation of forest plantations by private corporations and the US Forest Service in the northern Sierra Nevada Bear Fire area are making the fire worse, and threatening lives as a result. The Bear Fire… Continue Reading “AGAIN – Past Logging Makes a fire worse”

Lots of Burning Grass, and the Redwoods are OK – countering the false narrative about California wildfires

Dryness and heat, facilitated by human-caused climate change, are responsible for the large wildfires we are currently experiencing in California. It’s not about mature, native habitat. Unfortunately, in news stories about the fires, you’ve probably heard someone repeating the same misguided claim made during… Continue Reading “Lots of Burning Grass, and the Redwoods are OK – countering the false narrative about California wildfires”

Five Reasons we are Taking Cal Fire to Court

Cal Fire has approved a program that will make the landscape more flammable, fail to protect communities most at risk, accelerate the loss of native plant communities, and reduce the carbon absorbing abilities of native habitats. How is this possible? The answer is simple.… Continue Reading “Five Reasons we are Taking Cal Fire to Court”