We’ve experienced yet another summer of record wildfires in the western U.S., endangering lives, displacing communities, and sending unhealthy smoke across the nation. The science is clear: human-caused climate change is making lands more conducive to burning, and we are increasingly living in flammable landscapes. Forest experts say there are tools to help reduce the risk of catastrophic fires, keep forests alive as valuable carbon sinks and make communities more resilient to megafires. But we may also have to become accustomed to more fire – and smoke – in our lives.

Media Record Details

Oct 8, 2021
Stephen Pyne, Susan Husari, Chad T. Hanson, Jaime Lowe

Cataloging Information

Fire Communication & Education

NRFSN number: 23586
Record updated: October 12, 2021