What I learned from losing my home

GUEST OPInion /// Climate change


Some lessons about the fire’s menace I already knew. Our mountain home in Cornell that perished is where I grew up, and I foresaw the risk of losing it. Record-breaking heat waves had cooked the surrounding vegetation, which was severely parched by drought. So I lived daily with the threat that a stray spark or careless cigarette could incite disaster.
Al Gore and others at the Climate Reality training in Los Angeles further underscored the obvious peril, and they informed us trainees that Calif...

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