Let It Burn: Changing Firefighting Techniques for a Warming World

Time: We usually measure wildfires in acres burnt or the number of homes destroyed. But there`s a human toll to fires as well. So far this year 32 people have lost their lives fighting fires, the highest number in nearly 20 years--and the fire season isn`t done yet. More than half of those deaths occurred in a single incident, when all but one of a 20-man firefighting crew were killed during the Yarnell Hill fire in Arizona in June. Those deaths were tragic and random, the result of an unpredictable......

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