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Wildfires: environmental and social entanglements
Wildfires: environmental and social entanglements

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4 Preparing for future wildfires

As wildfires become an increasingly regular and destructive environmental challenge, more attention needs to be given to how wildfires are prepared for and responded to. Understanding wildfires as entanglements of environmental and social processes helps to highlight how effective planning for the environmental challenges posed by wildfires requires engagement with nature, communities, local knowledge, scientific understanding, and political systems.

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Figure 12: Plane using water to put out wildfires in Turkey