Billions of dollars in insurance and personal injury litigation cases get settled every year in the U.S. And it pays (literally) when agencies can proactively reach out to a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) ahead of time in the insurance and litigation process.
We have three main prongs contributing to more destructive fires: first is unfortunately our fire management to put out every fire, second is encroachment of large numbers of people into the wildland urban interface, and third is the changing climate. It's not an easy question to solve for sure.
The historic Inflation Reduction Act signed Aug 16 by President Biden apportions just $500 million (0.1%) out of the $370 billion in spending toward advanced weather-climate observations, prediction, and projection capabilities. This leaves the door open for private sector to fill the gap.