Land on Fire

Aug 28, 2017

 

Nature writer Gary Ferguson says we are facing a “perfect storm” when it comes to wildfires. Climate change has led to less snow, longer droughts, and more wind and there’s a lot of fuel on the forest floors. The result is ten more weeks of fire season than we saw in the early '70s, and those fires are hotter and often beyond control. Ferguson joins us to talk about the role fire should play in a healthy ecosystem and the new reality of wildfire in the West. (Rebroadcast)

Gary Ferguson has written many books on nature and science, including Hawks Restand The Carry Home. His new book is called Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West. [Indie bookstores|Amazon]

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