In her Sept. 16 column, “Calif.’s burning landscape is proof of rapid climate change, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D- Calif., acknowledges the need to sustain healthier forests to avoid destructive wildfires. Good for her. We have lots of work to do to overcome decades of bungled forest management, widely recognized as the primary reason for destructive fires.

But then she plunges down the global warming rabbit hole with all the usual — and false — assertions (wildfires, droughts, sea level rise). Long-existing U.S. records show that wildfires today burn one-fifth the acreage annually as a century ago. Globally the story is the same.

Unsurprisingly, her “solution” is to plunder hundreds of billions of dollars in additional energy taxes out of the economy and fritter them away

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