The Threat of a Year-Long Fire Season
Climate change has led to an exponential increase in wild fires and a now “year-round fire season”, especially in states such as California, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. New Mexico for example has had double the amount of wildfires since January 1st than they did last year in the same period. Last year, this led to the United States Fire Service spending over half of its budget on controlling these fires, using money which could be better spent initiating controlled burns to avoid mass destruction. To read more about this national phenomena, click here.