How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Book - 2017
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For two months in the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast." It seemed to be alive with destructive energy, and they hoped never to see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to imagine we will all soon live in a world in which fires like the Beast are commonplace. In Firestorm, Edward Struzik confronts this new reality, offering a deftly woven tale of science, economics, politics, and human determination. It's possible for us to flourish in the coming age of megafires - but it will take a radical new approach that requires acknowledging that fires are no longer avoidable. Living with fire also means, Struzik reveals, that we must better understand how the surprising, far-reaching impacts of these massive fires will linger long after the smoke eventually clears.
Publisher: Washington : Island Press, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781610918183
Characteristics: 257 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm.


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Apr 30, 2018

This book would have been better as a WELL EDITED lengthy magazine article. There are numerous references that are repeated and several typos. It begins as an interesting account of the Fort McMurray disaster, moves into climate change and goes downhill after that. What can we do about the future of our forests: throw money at studying it and hope someone comes up with a solution. Impossible. This is a very negative message.

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