The warning from Oregon: Climate change doesn’t just mean more wildfires than usual — but also wildfires in places that don’t usually burn. ⁦ ⁩ and I looked at what changed.
Oregon's alarming climate surprise: Not just more wildfires, but wildfires in places that usually don't burn.
“This situation of large fires, and that low snow year — these are both things that I and my colleagues who’ve studied climate change in Oregon for 20 years have been saying would happen eventually,” said Philip Mote of OSU. “And now they’re happening.”
In Oregon, a New Climate Menace: Fires Raging Where They Don’t Usually Burn via
and I took a look at what's happening on the western slope of the Cascades, and why.
Quick read in NYT today featuring , , , 's Tim Brown, and me!
In Oregon, a New Climate Menace: Fires Raging Where They Don’t Usually Burn
Picture a map of Oregon with a line running north-south dividing the western 1/3 from the rest. The line is the Cascade ridge. To its left is rainforest and fertile valley. To its right, forest transitions into desert. Only one of those is supposed to burn
Good reporting from and . In Oregon, a New Climate Menace: Fires Raging Where They Don’t Usually Burn