Californians know how dangerous a wildfire can be, but not necessarily how close it can get to their homes. Since 1950, half of U.S. population growth has been in the fire-endangered Western states. Regulations have encouraged this growth blindly, says Kennedy. Natural disasters cannot be stopped, he argues, but their high cost - to us and to the planet - can be mitigated and controlled.
5:30 p.m., Wine and cheese reception | 6:00 p.m., Program | Club office, 595 Market St., 2nd Floor, San Francisco | $12 for Members, $18 for Non-Members
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Added by rcassianni on February 26, 2007