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Fireline: Exploring What Wildfire Means For The West, Our Planet And Our Way Of Life

Feb 18, 2021

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?

Learn more with Fireline, a six part series about what wildfire means for the West, the world and our way of life, coming March 9. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.

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