ERG Professor Margaret Torn on the Growing Impact of Californian Wildfires

In the recent Scientific American article “California’s Mega Fires Have Arrived 30 Years Early”, ERG adjunct professor Margaret Torn argued that as more people living in wildland-adjacent areas, the catastrophic impacts of wildfires only continues to grow.

“We’re changing how catastrophic a fire is because we have put more properties and lives at risk… because we’re building in fire zones,” Torn stated.

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