Jul 27th 2019

Lexington · Hotshots and global warming in Alaska

Lexington · Hotshots and global warming in Alaska

A few thousand wildfire fighters stand between America and a terrible reckoning THE WILDFIRE is half a mile away, with nothing between it and Tim Hatfield’s fireline except flammable spruce trees. High in the Alaskan Arctic, smoke fills the southern horizon—stirred by a light southwesterly breeze that is a source of irritation to the 35-year-old chief …