The California Wildfires: A Historical Perspective with Chuck DeVore

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On this week’s Power Hour Alex Epstein interviews Chuck DeVore, a Vice President at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and former California state assemblyman on the California wildfires. DeVore has extensively studied the history of fires in California, and gives a fascinating historical perspective that points the right path forward.

Questions covered include:

– What is California’s climate like historically in terms of being prone to fire?

– How were forests and fires dealt with by natives prior to the Gold Rush?

– How were forests and fires dealt with subsequent to the Gold Rush?

– What policies have been most responsible for making us Californians vulnerable to dangerous fires?

– How have logging policies affected vulnerability to dangerous fires?

– How have air quality policies affected vulnerability to dangerous fires?

– What are the most important policies to fix the situation?

– How can we as citizens get involved?

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