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.