After a record-breaking 2020, experts predict 2021 will offer little relief, which could have devastating results for Arizona.
Wildfires have burned more acres in 2020 than the two previous years combined. And, thanks to climate change, it’s only poised to get worse.
The bill would use small trees, limbs, and tree tops removed during forest restoration efforts for renewable energy.
Firefighters had the difficult task of keeping two looming dangers at bay: large-scale wildfires and a highly-transmittable virus.
Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.
Both presidential nominees spoke about the environment as wildfires burn throughout the West Coast. Only Biden has released a plan to fight climate change.
Arizona has experienced record wildfires this year, with blazes lasting longer than normal into the summer due to a lackluster monsoon season.