It is 110˚F outside my house in Southern Oregon right now. It has never been this hot here. Still few believe that climate change is caused by deforestation. Fossil fuel emissions are not the main cause of climate change. This is dedicated to my daughter Bridget, who walked out of her high school class today to protest government inaction on climate change.
Almost everyone accepts forest clear-cutting as a given, while the economic damage from smoke alone exceeds the forestry income and it is a root cause of climate change. Let’s see how it is all connected.