California’s wildfires in one year canceled out 18 years of carbon reductions brought on by state climate legislation, according to a study.

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According to a research paper released this week, wildfires in California in 2020 generated approximately twice the amount of carbon emissions that state climate initiatives had eradicated over the preceding 20 years.

The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago researchers concluded in a study released Monday that while wildfires in 2020 alone produced 127 MMT of GHG emissions, California’s strict environmental regulations have resulted in a decline of 65 million metric tons (MMT) of GHG emissions since 2003.

The report noted that “wildfires in California have emerged as a significant and expanding source of GHG emissions.” “Regrowth could reduce some emissions over the long to very long term, but this is unlikely to happen on the time frame necessary to satisfy near and medium-term emission objectives needed.”

The report added, “Wildfire emissions in 2020 effectively cancel out 18 years of GHG emission reductions from other sectors by a factor of two.”

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In addition, the analysis found that wildfire GHG emissions in 2020 account for almost half of the state’s 2030 goal of 260 MMT CO2 emissions reduction. According to the findings, any reductions brought about by government actions will be totally offset by future wildfire seasons similar to the one in 2020.

Wildfires in California in 2020 released emissions that resulted in staggering global monetized damages of $7.1 billion.

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According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, California had a record-breaking wildfire season in 2020. In that year, there were 8,648 fire events that resulted in the burning of more than 4.3 million acres, the destruction of 11,116 structures, and the death of 33 individuals.

The greatest wildfire in the state’s recorded history, a fire that started in August 2020 spread across more than a million acres.

Meanwhile, California’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, has promoted a radical climate agenda to cut emissions and transform the state’s economy into a net-zero economy that relies primarily on renewable energy.

As part of his so-called “California Climate Commitment” program, the governor signed legislation in September that would invest $54 billion in climate initiatives, cut air pollution by 60%, almost completely eliminate the state’s use of oil, and cut refinery pollution by 94% over the course of the next two decades.

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