How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Book - 2017
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"In the spring of 2016, the world watched as wildfire ravaged the Canadian town of Fort McMurray. Firefighters named the fire "the Beast" because it behaved in seemingly sinister and often unpredictable ways. Many of them hoped that they would never see anything like it again. Yet it's not a stretch to suggest that megafires like the Beast have become the new normal. A glance at international headlines shows a remarkable increase in higher temperatures, stronger winds, and drier lands- a trifecta for igniting wildfires like we have rarely seen before. Fires are burning bigger, hotter, faster, and more often. In Firestorm, journalist Edward Struzik confronts this new reality, offering a deftly woven tale of science, economics, politics, and human determination. To understand how we might yet flourish in the coming age of megafires, Struzik visits scorched earth from Alaska to Maine, and introduces the scientists, firefighters, and resource managers making the case for a radically different approach to managing wildfire in the twenty-first century. We must begin by acknowledging that fire is unavoidable, and be much more prepared to cope when we cannot completely control the flames. 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."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781610918183
Branch Call Number: 363.379 STR
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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