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Hell on Earth

The Wildfire Pandemic

David L. Porter with Lee Reeder

Forge Books

The world is burning, and it appears that we are to blame. Conditions that create large-scale fire disasters are occurring more frequently every year, spurred on by global warming. And the potential for damage, loss of life, and greater harm to the environment is staggering.
 
As devastating fires increase throughout the western and southern United States, the number of fires in the Brazilian rain forest continues to increase as well. Vast areas of the wilderness are dying throughout the West, setting the stage for a human and environmental tragedy.
 
David L. Porter has been covering wild fires in the west for more than twelve years. After losing his home to a wildfire in 2003, he set out to find how and why this was happening, not only in the western US, but around the world. Hell on Earth chronicles the origins of these catastrophes as well as the effects they are having on our planet.

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HELL ON EARTH
ONEDecember 2002As 2002 was coming to an end, Peter Brierty was frustrated. As the fire marshal of San Bernardino County, the largest county in the United States, he was accustomed to having scant resources and being forced to beg for equipment and gear other fire departments took for granted. He didn't mind the fight; he usually got the board of supervisors or his immediate superiors to pony up the money, and unlike many in his position, he had a knack for knowing where the deepest government pockets were at any given time. This skill, coupled with his talent as a grant writer,
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"The Perfect Storm, Silent Spring, and Unsafe at Any Speed all rolled into one. Read this book and you'll never light another match."
—George Noory, author of Worker in the Light and host of Coast to Coast AM

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Hell on Earth

The Wildfire Pandemic

David L. Porter with Lee Reeder

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