When plague grips a grand city in its pitch and airless
fist, flames bore holes in flesh that the rats sing
Emily E. Schlickman, et al: A case for retreat in the age of fire as wildfires threaten homes in the West
As fire risk rises, is it time to consider managed retreat?
We have entered the Pyrocene, the Epoch of Fire.
Climate Change, Up Close and Personal
A heating planet is a danger, not in some distant time, but right now — yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Derrick Z. Jackson: Election day is nearing, but there’s no end in sight to Trump’s attacks on science
Will the American electorate end up asking for an encore performance of this full-throated rejection of scientific evidence?
I woke up this morning to a chill in the air. I closed the bedroom windows and shivered into my clothes, then hurried down to the kitchen to consult the … Continue reading
Record high temperatures. Record fires. Record smoke. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown has a few things to say about the state’s converging apocalypses.
For millennia, native people have used flames to protect the land. The US government outlawed the process for a century before recognizing its value.
A Northern California community offers mental health first aid to survivors of devastating fires. It’s late spring, and I’m hiking Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma County with therapist, ecopsychologist, … Continue reading