Is it Time to Stop Rebuilding After Wildfire?

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Bare trees destroyed by a wildfire in California, U.S.  (Maranie Staab/Bloomberg via Getty.)

Many small California towns that were devastated by recent wildfires are determined to rebuild, such as Greenville, which is the community at the focus of the Los Angeles Times series "Rebuild,Reburn." But as climate change intensifies wildfires -- and political extremism -- the state is facing a dilemma as resources dwindle. How long will it be sustainable to send aid to rebuild towns that face continual danger from wildfires? We'll talk with journalists who investigated the unrest growing in rural towns and what people on both sides have to say.


Erika D. Smith, columnist, Los Angeles Times.

Anita Chabria, columnist, Los Angeles Times.