Although there are steps that homeowners and developers can take to mitigate that danger (such as using more flame-resistant construction materials and making more appropriate landscaping choices), Radeloff says municipal leaders need to begin incorporating fire risks into their plans. Rather than attempting to prevent fires from occurring, perhaps it is wiser to anticipate those that are inevitable. Communities can be more fire-adapted by resisting the temptation to allow building on high-risk plots, he argues—“and that hasn’t happened yet, at least not at broad scales.” This is unfortunate, Radeloff says, “because we know that fires will continue, and climate change will bring weather conditions conducive to large fires more frequently in the future.” Various solutions to the problem of building in the WUI have been proposed, but to date none have stopped people from tempting nature’s fiery whims.