Running Out of Time

Wildfires and Our Imperiled Forests

Of the countless natural disasters that occur on our planet, wildfires are the singular calamity that is controllable—and often, able to be anticipated. Claiming the lives of many thousands of individuals annually and nearly $300 billion every year in the United States just on its own, wildfires are caused directly by a multitude of factors: human malfeasance, climate change, and the failures of myriad federal agencies nationwide.

This remarkable work is the result of over a decade of tireless research, discussions with experts, and firsthand experience. Unearthing the baffling, counterintuitive politics, practices, and programs of the governmental agencies in charge of protecting the nation's forests, the authors demonstrate the serious and long-lasting impacts that years of malpractice have had on the United States. Alongside their groundbreaking analysis and historical account of the domestic and international wildfire crisis, the authors also offer practical, workable feedback that shifts the focus to the future.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-783-9
SKU: 18-1160-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, History, Politics and Current Affairs, Policy

David L. Auchterlonie

Award-Winning Corporate Turnaround Executive

David L. Auchterlonie is an award-winning corporate turnaround executive. With over 50 years of business experience, he led turnarounds of more than 200 businesses facing complex strategic, operational, and financial challenges. His career achievements include saving over 25,000 employee jobs, completing 40 merger and acquisition transactions of over $4.5 billion, and creating meaningful shareholder value in each of his engagements. He now serves as a trusted advisor to private company boards and an academic institution.

Jeffrey A. Lehman

Global Aviation Advisor and Business Executive

Jeffrey A. Lehman has served as a C-level consultant to multinational corporations such as McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, and Battelle Memorial Institute, as well as government and military entities for more than 30 years. His experience includes program management, operations, strategic planning, logistics, product development, global marketing, and national security. He has worked in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India. In addition to his career experience, Jeff has supported multiple charities and served on numerous boards, including the Aero Club of Washington, The George C. Marshall International Center, and the Corporate Angel Network.