Time to Eat the Dogs

A Podcast About Science, History, and Exploration

Episode 2: Rise of the Megafire


In the 1980s, fires burned an average of two million acres per year. Today the average is eight million acres and growing. Scientists believe that we could see years with twenty million acres burned, an area larger than country of Ireland. Today Michael Kodas talks about the phenomenon of megafires, forest fires that burn over 100,000 acres, and why the number of these fires is increasing every year.

Kodas is the deputy director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is also an award winning photojournalist and reporter. We spoke about his new book Megafire the week after the outbreak of massive fires in Northern California. Those fires killed 42 people, consumed 8400 homes and led to one billion dollars in damages.


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