Wildfires: Hawaii's Overlooked Threat

Mar 30, 2018

Pu‘ukoholā Heiau with scorched land
Credit National Park Service / nps.gov

Hurricanes and tsunamis get a lot more attention, but wildfires are one of the state's most common threats. Hundreds of wildfires break out across Hawaii every year. The vast majority of them are human-caused.

In the final installment of The Conversation's five-part series on Hawaii's disaster vulnerability and resiliency, Chris Vandercook talks with wildfire expert Clay Trauernicht about the threats and effects they pose and how to prevent them.