Simon on California Wildfires
Since his book "Flame and Fortune in the American West" was published in Fall of 2016 with the University of California Press, Dr. Gregory Simon has given a number of interviews and presentations concerning urban development, climate change, and wildfire risk. He recently participated in live interviews with several National Public Radio (NPR) stations concerning the devastating wildfires in California. Along with these radio spots (and also a number of newspaper interviews), Dr Simon was invited to give a Keynote Presentation at the annual Institute of Australian Geographers conference. While in Australia Gregory also gave presentations at Universities in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne to initiate dialogue between US and Australian researchers and to compare wildfire risks, management trends, and social perceptions of fire with his Australian colleagues.