Five years ago I set out to show, rather than talk about, an effect of climate change that is happening right now. One of these effects is the intensification of natural weather systems everywhere. In California this manifests most frequently in drought, which leads to dehydrated ground fuels and is the reason fires start with more ease and burn both faster and longer than they have in the past. I trained as a firefighter for this body of work, and have traveled to over 70 large fires in California since 2014.
MUSIC: Ashes in the Sky by The Flaming Lips, used with permission from Wayne Coyne
Sound by Jeff Frost
Editing by Jeff Frost