We have seen a record number of devastating wildfires in the Western United States. Mounting scientific evidence indicates that the growth in wildfires is linked to global warming and that this trend is likely to intensify in the coming decades.
The Select Committee examined these issues on Thursday, Nov 1st at a hearing entitled “Wildfires and the Climate Crisis.”
Chairman Markey also sent a “Dear Colleague” letter on the subject on October 19th where he pointed to a study published in Science in 2006 (Below).
For additional resource information on the California wildfires, we urge you to visit Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s website, www.speaker.gov, which has compiled a helpful list of links to information and recovery efforts.