It also tackles the tough issue of why state and federal resources aimed at keeping communities safe from wildfires often do just the opposite. One of the things you cover extensively in the book is why logging after fires can be so ecologically detrimental. By removing so many trees, thinning also reduces the windbreak effect that a denser forest has against the winds that drive the flames. If weather and climate are the biggest drivers of fire, how should that inform our response to it? That means we’re going to need to enforce existing laws and we’re also going to need to pass new legislation to accomplish that.