Category: Misconceptions

The Beginnings of the Fire Suppression Fallacy

– How Truth Metastasized Into A Lie – The Fire Suppression Fallacy –(Part IV) How did the observation that fire suppression has caused some forests to miss several natural fire cycles metastasize into a pernicious stereotype that has convinced huge numbers of people that… Continue Reading “The Beginnings of the Fire Suppression Fallacy”

Landmark Study Finds Pattern of “Falsification of the Scientific Record” in Government-Funded Wildfire Studies

– How Truth Metastasized Into A Lie – The Fire Suppression Fallacy –(Part III) An unprecedented study was published today in the peer-reviewed journal Fire, exposing a broad pattern of scientific misrepresentations and omissions that have caused a “falsification of the scientific record” in recent forest… Continue Reading “Landmark Study Finds Pattern of “Falsification of the Scientific Record” in Government-Funded Wildfire Studies”

Chainsaw Medicine is Not the Answer

– How Truth Metastasized Into A Lie – The Fire Suppression Fallacy –(Part II) As the Cal Fire and the US Forest Service continue to promote the notion that Nature is sick and needs immediate “treatment” by logging and clearing habitat, George Wuerthner, renowned ecologist… Continue Reading “Chainsaw Medicine is Not the Answer”