The Fire Next Time

Friday, October 26, 2007


The news this week was filled with images of devastating fires ripping through Southern California. But Mike Davis, author of Ecology of Fear, explains that fires, floods and other natural disasters, while newsworthy, are anything but new in SoCal.

Comments [2]

Gina from Orange

Thank YOU! I was thinking that the media was trying to will worse damage on peoples homes, it was really weird. The firefighters couldn't get a fire under control with no winds?!

The fog came though and saved the day.

Nov. 04 2007 09:08 PM
blackbelt_jones from Slackware, USA

I'm surprised that there was no mention of a terrifying feature story on "The Age of the Megafires" that appeared last Sunday on 60 Minutes, claiming that massive wildfires are way up in recent years, blaming global warming, and interviewing firefighters who affirmed this perception. For anyone who saw it, it must have colored his/her perception of the story as it did for me. I don't know how to reconcile this with Mike Davis's thoughts. Perhaps you could give this a second look?

Oct. 27 2007 10:11 AM

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