What can we control and what do we have to learn to live with? It's an important lesson.
We are doing a better job managing forests now, but restoration of overgrown forests takes years. And massive drought is pushing fire hazards to a whole new level. More here on the connection with climate change. The good news is that people are working hard to thin western forests and to bring back fire as a positive event in the natural cycle of a forest. More here on how we are trying to learn to live with fire.