The West in flames


Dire fire conditions, like the inferno of heat, turbulence, and fuel that recently turned 346 homes
in Colorado Springs to ash, are now common in the West. A lethal
combination of drought, insect plagues, windstorms, and legions of dead,
dying, or stressed-out trees constitute what some pundits are calling
wildfire’s “perfect storm.”

They are only half right.

Read more at The Nation.