|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.