"Why California's Best Strategy Against Wildfire Is Hardly Ever Used"

I thought when I heard the outrage from some of the usual suspects that the California fires are the direct result of climate change that there might be some teeny, tiny doubt about that. This piece from KQED Public Television, San Francisco, doesn't settle the matter but it does certainly introduce that doubt.

Link via "Trump's Greatest Political Sin," also good.

And related: "Climate Change Is Not To Blame For California".


"Think Professors Are Liberal? Try School Administrators"

Another reason--not that another one is needed--to increase the teeth to tail ratio in academia.

Intrigued by this phenomenon, I recently surveyed a nationally representative sample of roughly 900 “student-facing” administrators — those whose work concerns the quality and character of a student’s experience on campus. I found that liberal staff members outnumber their conservative counterparts by the astonishing ratio of 12-to-one. Only 6 percent of campus administrators identified as conservative to some degree, while 71 percent classified themselves as liberal or very liberal.

Related: "Good luck, Professor Abrams".