Stephen J. Pyne on “The Pyrocene”
12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Rescheduled from Dec. 1 to Dec. 14, 2021.
Stephen J. Pyne, emeritus professor at Arizona State University, and ICW Director William Deverell discuss Pyne’s book The Pyrocene: How We Created an Age of Fire, and What Happens Next.
Pyne presents a riveting perspective of how humans and fire have evolved together over time, and our responsibility to reorient this relationship before it’s too late. The discussion will draw on the historical relationship between humans and fire, its impact on our geological planet, and his view on the new geologic epoch.
Stephen J. Pyne is a fire historian, urban farmer, and emeritus professor at Arizona State University. In a former life, he spent 15 seasons with the North Rim Longshots at Grand Canyon National Park. Among his recent fire books is Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America.
The program is presented by the Huntington–USC Institute on California and the West and is co-sponsored by the Huntington Research Department and the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.