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A prominent US climate researcher has said that planning for natural disasters is being distorted by global warming concerns. Professor Judith Curry, former head of the climatology department at Georgia Institute of Technology, gives the example of claims linking recent wildfires in the US to climate change. These are counterproductive, she says, because they deflect attention from the real causes of the problem, particularly management policies for state- and federal-owned forests. According to Professor Curry, these have been far more vulnerable to fires than privately-owned lands.

Judith Curry: Recovery, Resilience, Readiness: Contending With Natural Disasters (Japanese translation)