This Is Wildfire By Nick Mott, Justin Angle
- Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
- Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
- Release date: 08-29-23
This Is Wildfire By Nick Mott, Justin Angle AudioBook summary
A practical guide for living with wildfire, including essential history and science, actions you can take to protect your home, and guiding principles for life in an increasingly fiery future.
Wildfires are getting more destructive than ever before. Flames in forests are scorching about twice as many trees as they did two decades ago, and nearly 100,000 homes, barns, and other structures have been incinerated. “Fire seasons” are now fire years. Tens of millions of people live in areas vulnerable to fire, and more keep moving in. Driven in part by climate change, the areas burned and prevalence of smoke in the skies is expected to skyrocket in the decades to come.
At the same time that wildfires leave swathes of the country in ash, they also renew. Wildfire is crucial for ecosystems to function and flourish. We’re putting out many of the fires our landscape needs, and the ones that escape our control are devastating for forests and communities. It’s clear what we’re doing isn’t working. Wildfire is inevitable, and we need to learn to live with it.