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Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth

The Wildfire Pandemic

David L. Porter with Lee Reeder

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The world is burning, and it appears that we are to blame. Devastating wildfires are increasing throughout the United States. Each year, more and more acres of the Brazilian rain forest are destroyed in ferocious blazes. Vast areas of wilderness around the world are dying, setting the stage for a human and environmental tragedy.

David L. Porter had been covering wild fires in the American Southwest for more than twelve years. The loss of his Lake Arrowhead home to a wildfire in 2003 compelled him to look more closely into why conflagrations are rising worldwide. Porter's investigation revealed a global pandemic of wildfires, which has been highlighted by the 2007 fires in Southern California.

Hell on Earth gives readers a greater awareness of the growing threat of massive wildfires and outlines the political, social, and environmental effects these blazes have on our planet. It also takes a look at what we can do at an individual level to ensure our safety---from local forest management to fire safety precautions to global initiatives. It is our responsibility to take action and protect our planet and lives from these catastrophes or become their victims. Hell on Earth is wake up call for us all.

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HELL ON EARTH

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December 2002
As 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...

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Praise for Hell on Earth

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

“Frank [and] revealing. His lively narration and detailed stories from the ground should catch on with a wide audiance.” —Publishers Weekly

About the author

David L. Porter with Lee Reeder

DAVID L. PORTER was the managing editor of the Mountain News in Lake Arrowhead, California. He specialized in covering ecological and environmental issues in rural San Bernadino County.

David L. Porter

David L. Porter

Lee Reeder

Lee Reeder

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