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Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World

av John Vaillant

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"In May 2016, the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, burned to the ground, forcing 88,000 people to flee their homes. It was the largest evacuation ever of a city in the face of a forest fire, raising the curtain on a new age of increasingly destructive wildfires. This book is a suspenseful account of one of North America's most devastating forest fires-and a stark exploration of our dawning era of climate catastrophes"--… (mer)
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I was drawn to the topic of this book out of curiosity to learn more about the event it described (2016 Fort McMurray forest fire) and to learn more about how fire has changed in the 21st century. The author delivered on both counts. A large part of this book is narrative non-fiction, bringing in personal stories of the people who witnessed the massive, fast-moving fires in zones from Brazil to Australia to Colorado and Alberta Canada and more. There was also a great deal of the science behind fire and fire-fighting. All of it was fascinating, terrifying and something we need to understand as we go forward hoping to mitigate the warming of our Earth. Highly recommend. ( )
  beebeereads | Jul 21, 2024 |
A very propulsive narrative weaving together the natural disaster of wildfire in Canada and climate change in general. I have evacuated half a dozen times for wildfires in Montana, and remember having the items I wanted to bring with me memorized and easily accessible in August every year. The unreality of watching your town go up in flames or just vaporize due to the extreme heat is something I have never experience thankfully, and it was truly bone-chilling to hear described. Natural disasters are upon us with far greater frequency as climate change rages out of control, but I think we are truly all picking up our dry cleaning while the flames tear through the next neighborhood over, and we aren't all making it out alive. ( )
  KallieGrace | Jul 10, 2024 |
A well-researched and comprehensive look at the 2016 fire in Fort McMurray and at the broader issue of what that disaster tells us about the global implications of climate change.

Many things stood out for me in this book. The personal stories of people forced to flee their homes was heart wrenching. The inspirational bravery of firefighters, who when all else failed, stomped out smaller fires with their feet. How far back the warnings about the impact of reliance on petroleum go.

This is a wake up call. ( )
  LynnB | Jul 6, 2024 |
Good description of wildfires; history of climate change issues; predatory delay; shell knew 50 yrs age; fr mcmurray fire 2017; Lucretious Effect ( )
  JosephKing6602 | Jul 5, 2024 |
Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World is one of those “every human being should read this book” books. It’s that important. I have to admit, I’ve been a little bit of a head in the sand consumer of climate change journalism. It isn’t that I don’t believe in it. In fact, it’s probably just the opposite: I know it’s real and it’s catastrophic and it’s inevitable. Out of sight, out of mind. Well, that has to end or we end. Maybe not “we,” but certainly our grandchildren and great-grandchildren…if they manage to make it to existence.
The first 2/3 of this book provides the hook. It’s all about the wildfires in Alberta Canada. The last third is the lesson, a lesson that far too many, especially the political right, have refused to believe. I found out reading the book that much of the climate denying industry has quietly divested themselves of energy investments, not because they want to send a message, but because they know those companies are doomed. These deniers just don’t want to contribute to the truth getting out because it will hurt the price of their soon to be abandoned investments.
The political right all over the world but most notably in this country has been responsible for an awful lot of awful things in the past generation including an attempt to overthrow a duly elected government. But hard as that is to believe, its attempt to deny climate change is existential. We can live under an autocrat. We can live if climate change wins. ( )
  FormerEnglishTeacher | Apr 10, 2024 |
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On a hot afternoon in May 2016, five miles outside the young petro-city of Fort Murray, Alberta, a small wildfire flickered and ventilated, rapidly expanding its territory through a mixed forest that hadn't seen fire in decades. -Prologue
'If a tree burns in a forest and nobody sees it...' In Canada, this is more than a philosophical question. -Chapter 1
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