Kraft: Climate change, land use among causes of severe wildfire season
A column by Prof. Emeritus Michael Kraft is making the rounds nationally, exploring the topic of this year’s unusually severe wildfire season. Kraft argues that climate change, the nature of land use and human settlement patterns are among the reasons for the increase in wildfires in the western United States, and that reducing greenhouse gases and better managing forests could help mitigate the problem. Here’s a link to the column as it appeared this week in the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune.