“Our ethic must therefore be one of belonging, an imperative made all the more urgent by the many ways that human actions are fraying, rewiring, and severing biological networks worldwide. To listen to trees, nature’s great connectors, is therefore to learn how to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance, and beauty.” ... See MoreSee Less
"Over the long term, land use planning is probably the most effective tool available for creating safer communities. We must be more deliberate about how we develop on fire-prone landscapes, taking advantage of emerging hazard-mapping techniques." #ourLA2040 ... See MoreSee Less
Policy and planning shortfalls in how we assess fire risk need to be addressed because we’re likely to see more wildfires tearing through urban neighborhoods, says fire expert Max Moritz of the University of California, Berkeley.
“We recognize there are serious issues about affordability. [Poorer families] can’t afford to have flood insurance, but they can’t afford to be without it.” - Joel Scata, NRDC Project Attorney ... See MoreSee Less