Wildfires - It’s no surprise that this is the topic that comes up again and again when you talk about adapting to the changing climate. After all, wildfires are pretty scary and unlike tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms and the like, you rarely have the advanced warnings about how weather conditions are developing just right for an extreme event (although that is changing - actually wrote about the developing early warning systems for wildfires not too long ago). Wildfires are horribly destructive and are definitely on the rise as our rainfall patterns change. And no recent tragedy shows this more than the fires that plagued Maui, Hawaii in August.
Columns & Opinion
October 11, 2023
Maui fires show the need (once again) for fire planning, wildfire fuel load reduction