The Future of Fire

Terraform, the future fiction section of VICE, just published “The Last Stand,” a piece of mine about the future of fire in California. It draws on climate/fire science and my experiences fighting fire to paint a picture of where we’re headed if we don’t get our shit together. You can read it here, along with my notes and references for you nerds interested in the science behind science fiction. Comments/arguments welcome.

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Special thanks to Tony Alvarez, hotshot firefighter, US Marine, and the hardest-working human I know, for providing the inspiration behind fire soldiers, and for schooling me on the proper way to sling a Humvee via helicopter.

I donated my payment for this piece to those who lost their homes and loved ones in the recent CA fires. If you have the means, I hope you’ll consider making a donation, however small. The California Fire Foundation and the American Red Cross are both accepting tax-deductible donations.

Much Love,

~Christoph

6 thoughts on “The Future of Fire

  1. Congratulations again on publishing another work! The final edit turned out to be quite entertaining. I enjoyed it very much especially your descriptions of the movement/activity/behavior of the fire. I could tell we were similarly perceiving aspects of fire while we were on the fireline. Great job!

    I must say that I am unworthy of the recognition you have given. It was my absolute pleasure to read your story during it’s creation. Thank you very much for the opportunity. Here’s to continued and greater successes in your future. Cheers!

    Sent from the future.

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  2. PAINFUL!! Well done, Christoph. Almost too painful to think about, really. But hats off to you for fighting the good fight.

    I’ll help by planting trees. 🙂

    Cheers, Cheryll

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    From: Christoph Weber
    Reply-To: Christoph Weber
    Date: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 1:45 PM
    To: Cheryll Glotfelty
    Subject: [New post] The Future of Fire

    Christoph Weber posted: “Terraform, the future fiction section of VICE, just published “The Last Stand,” a piece of mine about the future of fire in California. It draws on climate/fire science and my experiences fighting fire to paint a picture of where we’re headed if we don’t “

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