Molly Peterson, Climate Central
Molly Peterson is a consultant for Climate Central and reports for KQED science and news on climate change, catastrophe and risk. Previously she was an environment correspondent at Southern California Public Radio. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, High Country News, Code Switch, and other national outlets. She has been honored with awards from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Los Angeles Press Club, and RTNDA Edward R. Murrow awards, among others.
The U.S. Forest Service halted their prescribed burns this summer following an out-of-control burn in New Mexico that became the worst wildfire in the state’s history. Moreover, for Nevada land managers — including many with ties to local tribes — climate change is making it more difficult to put “good” fire on the ground.