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Editorial: Is “new abnormal” of wildfires in California an existential threat to state’s NPs?

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — When I was a little kid I passed through a ghost forest in Montana, the blackened, standing skeletons of the largest wildfire in recorded American history. That was the Big Burn of 1910, which torched an area nearly the size of Connecticut in a weekend.


What remained of that blowup told a story: of hurricane force winds, of 100-foot trees that crushed firefighters, of a land so scorched by intense heat that it was decades before seedlings sprouted in some places.


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/opinion/california-wildfires-national-parks.html

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