Stephanie Pincetl in The Hill: Humans are the cause of most wildfires. Climate change will make that worse
In California, the electric utilities’ infrastructure runs through highly flammable areas.
“There’s just no question about that because we bring electricity long distance into the urbanized areas,” said Stephanie Pincetl, a professor in residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. “So the more that that electricity goes through highly burnable areas — we’re not really maintaining the corridors well — the likelihood of fires being ignited increases.”