Links for August 12, 2023
Posted on Saturday, Aug 12, 2023 11:47 PM
- ↪︎ Here is what we know about the origin of the Maui fire and how it so rapidly became an unstoppable force that tore through Lahaina.
Anatomy of a monster: Maui fire seemed under control. Then it exploded with lethal force — Los Angeles Times
- ↪︎ Before the Maui wildfires, Hawaiian Electric did not have a plan — such as those in California — to power down its electric lines in advance of high winds.
Hawaii utility faces scrutiny for not cutting power to reduce fire risks — The Washington Post
- ↪︎ ‘It’s just really frustrating and heartbreaking to see that some things could have been done,’ says author of 2014 report
Hawaii Officials Were Warned Years Ago That Maui’s Lahaina Faced High Wildfire Risk — The Wall Street Journal
- ↪︎ The world doesn’t need more reminders that climate change is accelerating. But we’re going to keep getting them.
Hawaii Is a Warning