Barron's: "Far-Reaching Smoke Is Raising the Costs of Wildfire Damages"

An op-ed by RFF Fellow Matthew Wibbenmeyer discusses the oft-overlooked damages associated with wildfire smoke.

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June 15, 2023

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Wildfire risks most often call to mind burning communities and destroyed homes. However, while these damages can be substantial, damages due to smoke may be at least as large. And smoke is only likely to grow in concern as climate change continues to drive wildfire activity, and as smoke impinges on air quality far away from the forests and wildlands typically affected by fire. 

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