Category Archives: Politics

Save Lives or Treat “Fuel?”

Such devastating losses due to the 2017 wildfires are beyond tragic. Forty-six people have died. More than 9,500 structures have burned. The community of Santa Rosa has been devastated. Rescuers in Montecito are trying to find families buried in the … Continue reading

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Very High Fire Hazard. They approved it anyway.

For those of us who experienced the 2003 Cedar Fire in San Diego, the comparison between it and the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa are striking. Below are before and after photos of Fountaingrove in Santa Rosa and Scripps … Continue reading

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A Plea to Journalists – Wildfires in California: please investigate poor land planning rather than denigrating the region’s iconic, native ecosystem

Many in the fire science community are disappointed by the recent reporting in High Country News (HCN) on the tragic fires in northern California (Shrub-choked wildlands played a role in California fires, HCN 10/24/2017). Portraying the ecology of the region … Continue reading

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