Rebuilding after California's Tubbs Fire is underway. Including defensible spaces and fire-wise landscaping as part of the rebuilding process is a reasonable way to enable a quick rebuilding process and also be mindful of future fire danger.
If you need recommitment to addressing climate change, this piece should get you going.
A great perspective from Eric Lovgren, Wildfire Mitigation Coordinator in Eagle County, Colorado: "You cannot make people do what’s ultimately in their best interest. In fact, trying to force them can have the opposite effect."
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An interesting read from NPR's Elizabeth Harball. Oil operations in Alaska are specially designed for freezing conditions. But as the climate changes, the state is warming twice as fast as the rest of the country. That poses a challenge for the oil industry, and a boon for Alaska businesses that are creating products to help it cope. Read the full article:
Oil Industry Copes With Climate Impacts As Permafrost Thaws
Time Magazine's story of wildfire mitigation http://time.com/5276699/the-lesson-of-how-one-california-home-survived-last-years-historic-wildfires/ . 1,000,000 homes are at high risk of fire in the west, all could help their chances of surviving a wildfire with mitigation.
Great article by Craig Cox, sustainability expert and real estate guru on the importance of climate adaptation and resilient homes.