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Climate Change and the Myth of the Adirondack Asbestos Forest


Louis Curth


The history of the Adirondacks offers a valuable lesson about what can happen when widespread commercial activity intersects with episodic climate events to cause extreme forest fire danger. New York State’s response to such events has been largely successful in the past, leading to a myth that the Adirondack forest is unlikely to burn because it is an “asbestos forest”.