Fire Expert Stephen Pyne 'What Australia Needs Is More Fires, But the Right Kind'

American fire expert Stephen Pyne says that humans have lost their relationship to fire. In an interview, he discusses the lessons that can be learned from Australia.
Interview Conducted by Johann Grolle
Tourists seeking to escape bush fires in the state of New South Wales.

Tourists seeking to escape bush fires in the state of New South Wales.

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A homeowner in the Australian town of Tomerong attempting to protect her house from fire. "They will probably not stop until there is enough rain."

A homeowner in the Australian town of Tomerong attempting to protect her house from fire. "They will probably not stop until there is enough rain."

Foto: MATTHEW ABBOTT / PANOS PICTURES / VISUM
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The Fires of Australia

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DER SPIEGEL 31/2020