Vengeance: Climate Fires

Droughts, higher temperatures with longer lasting heatwaves, have run roughshod over the West. Over the Labor Day weekend, 48 hours of climate fires in Washington charred nearly 300,000 acres, more than the previous 12 years. On Sept 11, 2020, a million acres of firestorms across Oregon, have burned double the normal year’s average, bestowing the world’s most polluted air upon Portland. Two million, seven-hundred thousand residents gasped for air. In the third week of August, the temperature of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California spiked by 17F. At the same time, almost 11,000 dry lightning strikes kick-started mega wildfires across the state. Meanwhile, an astounding temperature of 130F … Continue reading Vengeance: Climate Fires