The Futility of Reason: Incommensurable Differences Between Sustainability Narratives in the Aftermath of the 2003 San Diego Cedar Fire

  title={The Futility of Reason: Incommensurable Differences Between Sustainability Narratives in the Aftermath of the 2003 San Diego Cedar Fire},
  author={Bruce Evan Goldstein},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Policy \& Planning},
  pages={227 - 244}
  • Bruce Evan Goldstein
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning
After the largest wildfire in California over the past century, natural resource agencies described how they could reduce vulnerability to fire hazard by sustainability managing fuel levels. A community coalition challenged this narrative by placing the fire within evolutionary time and describing how sustainability could be achieved through collective action within a dynamic and vulnerable landscape. The agencies rejected the coalition alternative as a dangerous and scientifically dubious… 
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