Over at Daily Kos, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), who chairs the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, is seeking ideas, thoughts and questions as he prepares to hold a hearing on the scientific link between climate change and the frequency and intensity of wildfires. The committee will convene tomorrow at 10 AM, with the proceedings set to be webcast online.
Global warming / growth
I'd love to see people discussing how smart growth policies can have a double-strength effect on California wildfires -- long term because they are necessary for reducing global warming by reducing emissions, and short term because they reduce water use, respect the natural resources, etc.
Where the government / citizenry / corporations ignore their landscape and engage in undirected sprawl, we get the droughts in Georgia, the wildfires in California, amplified by global warming -- to which undirected sprawl contributes.