“The physics of large-scale wildfires remain so poorly understood that fire-modeling software is often effectively powerless to predict where they will next occur, much less how they will unfold once they do. If there is any good news, it is that … ‘the science for a lot of this stuff is under way.'”Wired: The West’s Infernos Are Melting Our Sense of How Fire Works. (Fires out west have morphed into the equivalent of quantum supercomputers, and humans are still fighting them with Windows 95.)

+ Outside with a very interesting look at how property owners are going to have to become part of the firefighting effort. The Future of Wildfire Fighting Is on All of Us.