Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame by Michael Kodas

By Michael Kodas

A excellent exploration of the emerging phenomenon of megafires—forest fires of alarming scale, depth, and devastation—that explains the technological know-how of what's inflicting them and captures the risk and heroism of these who struggle them

In Megafire, a world-renowned journalist and woodland fireplace expert travels to the main risky and distant wildernesses, in addition to to the backyards of individuals confronted with those environmental disasters, to examine the guts of this phenomenon and witness firsthand the heroic efforts of the firefighters and scientists racing opposed to time to prevent it—or at the least to tame those lethal flames.

From Colorado to California, China to Canada, the narrative hopscotches the globe and takes readers to the frontlines of the conflict either at the floor and within the air, and within the laboratories, universities, and federal businesses the place this factor rages on. via this prism of views, Kodas zeroes in on a handful of the main terrifying and tumultuous of those environmental failures in contemporary years—the Yarnell Hill hearth in Arizona that took the lives of 19 elite “hotshot” firefighters, the Waldo Canyon hearth that beaten town of Colorado Springs—and extra in a page-turning narrative that places a face at the courageous humans on the middle of this factor. Megafire describes the profound influence of those fires round the earth and should switch the way in which we expect concerning the surroundings and the fundamental precariousness of our world.

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