Wildfires in the West Are Only Going to Get Worse

As the West has warmed and dried over the past thirty years, headlines describing fire season have grown ever more apocalyptic: “epic” dryness, “monster” fires, new records for damage and devastation. This year is no exception. The Waldo Canyon Fire, the most destructive fire in Colorado history, killed two people and incinerated hundreds of homes in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and every indication points to another big, early start to the wildfire season.

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