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Wellman on Notre-Dame and the dire impact of Washington forest fires | Crosscut

April 18, 2019

Jackson School Comparative Religion Program Chair James Wellman reflects on the burning of Notre-Dame cathedral and the threat of forest fires in Washington state in a recent Crosscut op-ed piece.

“The forest fires have burned millions of acres, and we now come to expect an annual dose of ash coming our way. Our Seattle summers that were once the highlight of our lives have become moments of terror in which we must retreat with our children to protect ourselves against the cancer-inducing clog of soot,” writes Wellman.