When the immortals die, we can’t deny that we have entered a time of ecological chaos. To see if that’s realistic, let’s look at California’s Sierra National Forest, between Yosemite and Kings Canyon national parks. In 2017, the Railroad Fire burned over 12,000 acres in the Sierra National Forest. And just south of the Sierra National Forest, 2020’s Castle Fire burned almost 175,00 acres in the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument. Unfortunately, the situation in the Sierra National Forest is not unusual.