Yesterday, I was driving my kids home from an outdoor, socially-distanced hangout at Stinson beach. And while we traveled the curvy road around Mt Tam, I kept thinking to myself, “Man, all these trees so close together seems dangerous.” As Dave Eggers much more eloquently explains in The New Yorker, those are the kinds of thoughts Californians are having these days. All That Could Burn:
Life as a Californian during the 2020 fire season
. “Driving through this densely wooded land parched by drought, it’s impossible not to think about it burning. In California, everywhere we go, we look for risk. Underbrush, dead trees, dry leaves on roofs and in gutters. That could burn, we find ourselves saying. All that could burn.”