A Modest Proposal to Address Wildfire Danger in the American West

Wildfire in Montanna, image by John McColgan

Introduction

I’ve been a California resident since January of 2010. In that relatively short time I’ve seen first-hand the effects of a changing climate on life in the San Francisco Bay Area. When I arrived in 2010, winters were still the foggy season, the Sierras regularly had a snow pack through the spring and early summer, and wildfire was…

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Richard W. DeVaul

Richard W. DeVaul

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Founder, mad scientist, moonshot launcher. Writes on innovation, entrepreneurship, and social/queer issues. ex-CTO of Google X. @rdevaul on twitter