NPR video – How The Smokey Bear Effect Led to Raging Wildfires

From NPR, the first in a five part series on forest fires. Experts talk about the current state of the western US, and it’s overgrown forest, being ravaged by fire.

Excerpt:   But as fire experts like Craig Allen, an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in New Mexico, are now discovering, fire is increasingly out of their control.

“The choice is not whether or not these forests burn,” Armstrong says. “The choice is how they burn. What kind of intensity are we going to see those burn at?” by William Armstrong, Fire Mgr, USFS.

An article, an audio podcast, go with the video:     NPR Video Series – How The Smokey Bear Effect Led To Raging Wildfires

Part 2:  Why Forest-Killing Megafires Are The New Normal

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3:   In Southwest, Worst-Case Fire Scenario Plays Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 4:  Is It Too Late To Defuse The Danger Of Megafires?

Part 5:  ‘Torture Lab’ Kills Trees To Learn How To Save Them