Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wildfire Is a People Problem

Wind whips up a 'firenado' near Chillicothe, Missouri. Photo: Janae Copelin, NBC News.

"The portmanteau word 'firenado' is racing through social media the way mega-fires are racing across Western landscapes. Char Miller thinks it's a great term. He's a professor of environmental analysis at Pomona College, and this year's brutal fire season is giving him plenty of material. The changing nature of fire, and its consequences, is Topic A at meetings of the Society of American Foresters, of which Miller is a member. His conclusion after studying fire phenomena is that managing fire requires managing people. Good luck with that".

See Patt Morrison's interview with Char Miller here.  

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