2M acres of California have burned so far this year

But *4.4 - 12M* acres (!) burned each year in *pre-industrial* times

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And scientists in February 2020 concluded that California needs to burn 20M acres to restabilize forest ecology

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“Of the hundreds of persons who visit the Pacific slope of California every summer to see the mountains,” reported a U.S. government scientist in 1898, who had surveyed the region, “few see more than the immediate foreground and a haze of smoke.”

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Last month, @GavinNewsom and @realDonaldTrump signed an agreement to treat 1M acres/year of California's forests through 2025

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Where @GavinNewsom could have promoted this agreement as a case of rare bipartisan agreement he is instead engaging in misleading alarmism that has polarized the American people & prevented pragmatic action.

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