[MCN] Wall St Jrnl: Americans still building homes in fire's way

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Tue Sep 27 11:40:24 EDT 2016

Wall Street Journal Sept. 27, 2016

Home Builders, Buyers Venture Into Risky Areas
As wildfire seasons in the Western U.S. have grown longer and 
deadlier over the last three decades, the pace of development has 
accelerated in areas most at risk.

Full story behind paywall at

"We are constantly deciding how much information is enough." (p. 44) 

"Once we finally reach a decision we are relieved to have the 
uncertainly of decision making behind us. And now somebody turns up 
and tells us things that call the wisdom of that decision into 
question again." (pp. 99-100)

Dietrich Dorner. The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error 
in Complex Situations. 
1989 in German by Rowolt Verlag GMBH. 
1996 in English by Metropolitan Books, Perseus Books.

"If the climate is changing, you're going to see the future forest in 
the understory," Dietze says.

"If a species can now migrate in, where previously it was too cold, 
you're going to see it in those early stages. Or if it's now too hot 
for a particular species, you're going to see the adult trees doing 
fine, but that species will not produce seedlings anymore."

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://bigskynet.org/pipermail/missoula-community-news_bigskynet.org/attachments/20160927/3a14029d/attachment-0002.html>

More information about the Missoula-Community-News mailing list