Dealing with Wild Fires

From the NYTimes: Wildfires Are Worsening. The Way We Manage Them Isn’t Keeping Pace. The blazes scorching the West highlight the urgency of rethinking fire management policies, as climate change threatens to make things worse.

Another take on the topic: “Unprecedented”: What’s behind the California, Oregon, and Washington wildfires. The size, speed, and timing of the wildfires, coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic, have created a unique disaster. 

From Vox: California’s recurring wildfire problem, explained. The state’s weather is becoming warmer and more volatile due to climate change. And there are more people and buildings.

2 thoughts on “Dealing with Wild Fires

  1. Dear professor Rubin,
    It’s my honor to know you by reading your books on disasters. I am a teacher in one of the Universities of China. I am very interested in the two books written by you. One is “Emergency Management The American Experience 3Rd Edition”,and the other is “US Emergency Management in the 21st century”. They are so helpful and useful for the students and people who are interested in this field. I have translated many books and published. And I really want to translate these two books and let more people know your good ideas and thoughts and emergency management experience of your Country. Could you authorize me to translate these two books? I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    Best wishes for you.
    Yours sincerely,
    Lu Meili

    • Thanks for the kind words Please contact me via email, so that I know your professional affiliation and email contact information.
      I will chat with my publisher and have them contact you. (

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