Boulder, Colorado wakes up to the threat of worsening wildfires

National Geographic | Oct 26, 2020 at 7:56 PM
  • It’s been a sad, smoky few months in Colorado.
  • In the hills west of Boulder, the ponderosa pine forests are overcrowded and unhealthy, and they haven’t been allowed to burn in their natural fire cycles for more than a hundred years.
  • Peek happens to know a lot about risk, as a sociologist who studies disaster and directs the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado.