By just about every measure, wildfires are getting bigger, hotter, and more devastating than we’ve ever seen before. But what all that fire means — and what to do about it — depends on who you ask.
Our view of fire is complicated. There’s fire as catastrophe, as something to be controlled and wiped off the landscape, feared. And there’s fire as something natural and essential, beautiful.
So, how do we reconcile those two views of fire? How did we get ourselves into this mess? And what can we do about it?
Listen now on Fireline, a six part series about what wildfire means for the West, the world and our way of life.