Dry Days Bring Ferocious Start to Fire Season – New York Times

The Times puts our current fire situation, caused by the drought, into perspective. This gives us the view from the Mexican border to Alaska. It’s all of a piece. We are a long ways from being out of the woods on this, and if it is the new normal, we are going to need to find new sources of water for towns like Port Townsend.

Officials are warning about the potential for more catastrophe in the months ahead, as drought, heat and climate change leave the landscape ever thirstier.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/us/dry-days-in-west-bring-ferocious-start-to-fire-season.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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