How Wildlife Will Shape Our Future

Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Public Affairs Building - Room 2355

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Luskin Center for Innovation
(310) 267-5435
czarate@luskin.ucla.edu

Website

http://innovation.luskin.ucla.edu/events/how-wildfire-w...

Additional Information

Join the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation in welcoming Edward Struzik to discuss his book Firestorm.

The evening event will include a reception, presentation, panel discussion, author Q&A, and book signing.

2017 was marked as the deadliest and most destructive year of wildfires ever in California. Over 9,000 fires burned throughout the state, including 950 wildfires in Northern California in October alone. With higher temperatures, stronger winds, and drier lands across the globe it shouldn’t be a surprise that Governor Jerry Brown commented on the six wildfires that ravaged Southern California as the “new normal.”

In Firestorm, journalist Edward Struzik visits scorched earth from Alaska to Maine, and introduces the scientists, firefighters, and resource managers making the case for a radically different approach to managing wildfire in the 21st century. Wildfires can no longer be treated as avoidable events because the risk and dangers are becoming too great and costly.

Struzik weaves a heart-pumping narrative of science, economics, politics, and human determination and points to the ways that we, and the wilder inhabitants of the forests around our cities and towns, might yet flourish in an age of growing megafires.

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