John Hernlund

Sep 4, 2021

4 min read

The “wildfire” narrative distracts us from the problem

Photo by Marek Piwnicki on Unsplash

There is nothing “wild” about the fires that are raging through rural and increasingly urban centers in the western United States and Canada every year. Calling them “wild” distracts from and excuses the behaviors that ultimately cause them, and ensures that the underlying problems will never be recognized, nor solved…