"The New West and the Politics of the Environment," a feature-length documentary for the public television environmental news magazine “Earth Focus,” makes the case for placing former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and Nevada at the center of a green new deal. “Power and Health” examines the underlying sociological and economic forces that determine our health and how those forces are shaped by power. The four hour-long episodes that comprise the Netflix docuseries “Fire Chasers” were filmed a year ago. A small section of Vermont Street in the Potrero Hill section of San Francisco is just miles away from the more famous Lombard Street. It belongs to all of us. The documentary takes viewers through an eventful adventure through the eyes of the filmmakers and firefighters.
Here’s a guide to going off the beaten path with some of the best open-air attractions SoCal has to offer. The Ice Age is an example of a significant worldwide change in climate. "City Rising" illuminates the journey of California's neighborhoods advocating for responsible development. 'Fire Chasers' is about Harvey as much as wildfires. During the season we see firefighters put themselves in different dangerous situations such as putting out huge fires – that are almost impossible to put out – yet they don’t stop till the fires are out and everyone is safe. In the U.S., where our health is impacted more by our surroundings than by our health care plans, our well-being comes down to how much (or little) power we have to make decisions impacting our daily lives.
The rookies are the men and women that just started their career. In the aftermath of the fires, Andrea joins him, collecting what he calls “artifacts” in the post-apocalyptic wreckage of the fire’s wake. Climate change, he says, is not new. The show Fire Chasers shows the real life problems of California and the wildfires that are causing thousands to lose their homes and their lives. They are, as Pimlott says of the nearly year-round fire season in California, the “new norm.”. The rookies are another important aspect to the firefighting business. They are the future to becoming firefighters and saving families and their homes. Two women involved in the program, Michelle Hedden and Bri Cody, had a highly effective time during the program and this allowed them to turn their lives around to become better people. The volunteers risk their lives by helping the firefighters do things that they are not focused on. In the film, experts describe a domino effect of catastrophic proportions: as the California wilderness dries up, trees with less water become stressed and lose their ability to fight off infestations of damaging insects, such as the bark beetle, leading to the trees’ death.
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Vegetation dries up as well (what firefighters call “fuel”) and the wilderness becomes a tinderbox, easily combustible from even the slightest spark, such as a car pulling off the road or from a flicked cigarette. Looking for outdoor options beyond your local park or playground? Fernando Guerra: California Was a Red State. The program shows how much damage wildfires have caused over the years, especially in 2016 when more than 2,000 to 3,000 homes a night were being destroyed by wildfires.
For one, it would look like what Pimlott calls “fire-resistant communities,” or what FEMA’s Witt implied when he suggested that Houston rebuild in a way that would reflect the near certainty that a hurricane like Harvey will strike again and that flooding, possibly at the same level we’ve seen since Aug. 25, will result as well. It’s just a little different this year.
What happened with Harvey, what happened with Sandy and Katrina, and what happens every year in California are the direct result of changes in the environment that cannot be undone and are likely to worsen. The whole point of the show is to help inform viewers about how hard firefighters work. Follow him on Facebook.
Together, they tell the story of a single fire season in California, a season that has become, on average, 78 days longer than it had been in the past four decades.
The four hour documentary series Fire Chasers shows how damaging wildfires in California can be over the course of 197 days.
One of the themes of "Fire Chasers" is how climate change is affecting both the number and intensity of California’s wildfires.
The show. From department stores to hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and even makeshift churches, here’s a guide to the 20 most fascinating Broadway landmarks you can discover on foot. “Concern [about] the environment and the rapidly increasing temperatures of Earth [is what motivated me],” he said. When Frost began his "California On Fire" project (which was entirely self-funded through commissions, print sales and commercial work), he realized that in order to get directly into the action (and survive to tell the tale) he needed to train as a firefighter. Huell learns about the remarkable history of Hearst Castle's outdoor "Neptune pool" and is given a rare invite to take a dip.
“I posted the photos and time-lapse clips [of the Rocky Fire] to my Instagram (as I went along on my "California On Fire" art project) and it started to gain steam,” he said. A native of Rochester, N.Y., he holds a bachelor's degree in English and a master's in journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. There are about 1,000 more fires in California per year than there were five years ago. Fire Chasers features many interviews with the firefighters themselves, many different people from prisons, volunteers, and other people who are part of the fire division. In money, in natural destruction and in human lives. KCET’s Cinema Series is proud to host the highly anticipated world premiere of Netflix's "Fire Chasers" at Aero Theatre in Santa Monica (1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403) on Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m.. A searing and intense documentary that takes viewers into the heart of California’s devastating recent wildfires alongside the brave men and women of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Fire Chasers is a Netflix Original Documentary produced by Appian Way and Original Productions. features many interviews with the firefighters themselves, many different people from prisons, volunteers, and other people who are part of the fire division. Veteran firefighters are highly valued because of their experience, but they are either retiring or moving to municipal fire departments.
The July 2016 Soberanes Fire in Monterey County, the most expensive wildfire in U.S. history, burned more than 130,000 acres, was fought by 5,000 personnel and cost $260 million to douse. A day or so after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt was being interviewed on CNN and said that when Houston and the other storm-drenched areas of Texas begin the daunting task of rebuilding, they would be wise to build with plan that takes permanent climate change into account. Kian Goh: Can Adapting to Climate Change Negatively Impact Marginalized Communities? Huell learns about rare plants and animals on the Carrizo Plain, about 20 miles southwest of Bakersfield.
In the earlier month of October 2017, wildfires had gotten much worse, and are still affecting California and the people living in California. “Before I knew it, I was approached by a director [to help create 'Fire Chasers'].”.