Directed by Michelle Metivier
Not rated | 44 min. | 2005 | Canada
Monster forest fires, big enough to be seen from space and hot enough to create their own weather, used to be a once-in-a-decade nightmare. But now, they’re an everyday summer reality across vast stretches of North America. Authorities in Canada and the United States are bracing for increasing infernos each fire season. This provocative film raises questions about conventional methods of fighting fire, and whether decades of suppressing fire have simply made matters worse.
After the film, join Mitchell Power, NHMU Curator and Assistant Professor in the U of U Department of Geography, for a discussion of his research on Utah’s ancient and modern wildfire patterns and how understanding the implications of climate change for Utah could lead to better fire suppression policies.