Renowned fire historian Steve Pyne is a contributor to Writers on the Range, writ​er​son​therange​.org, a nonprofit dedicated to spurring lively conversation about the West. He is the author of The Pyrocene: How We Created an Age of Fire, and What Happens Next.

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Welcome to the Pyrocene
Our society’s appetite for one kind of burning—fossil fuel combustion—has thrust us into a new Fire Age that is reshaping the Earth.