Firestorm: Fort McMurray wildfire is a warning, book claims

CBC News
November 20, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The wildfire that enveloped Fort McMurray in the spring of 2016 is a harbinger of things to come, Edmonton journalist Ed Struzik concludes in his new book, Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape our Future. Megafires like the one that burned out of control in the northern Alberta community for two months in Canada’s costliest natural disaster, could soon become commonplace across North America, Struzik said. These natural disasters are becoming the new normal, said the writer and photographer, who paints an apocalyptic picture of what will happen if we continue “business as usual.”

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