We can learn resilience from the natural world

Guardian: Fire climates – places with little rainfall, lots of wind and long spells when it is hot and dry – are perfect for some species. Woodland giants like the sequoias of the west coast of North America release seed when their cones are heated to temperatures that only fire can reach. A lodgepole pine may hold its cones for half a century until the right conflagration comes along. Big trees like firs, spruces and sequoias that live for 1,000 years or more can be extraordinarily resilient to heat and......

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