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Thursday, August 30, 2018

LocalHarvest Newsletter - Up in Smoke: The West and Wildfire

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LocalHarvest Newsletter, August 29, 2018
Up in Smoke: The West and Wildfire


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Welcome back to the LocalHarvest Newsletter.

Although July 2018 was not the hottest on record- that unfortunate data belongs to July 2016, the wildfires this year have been record-busting. For many people suffering the effects, however, this summer's raging wildfires and blistering heat waves stand out as exemplars of the impacts that human-driven global warming are having worldwide. Across the western US, thousands of wildfires have burned more than 2 million acres since January, far above the average for the previous decade. In California, the active Medocino Complex fire is the largest in state recorded history. Three of the largest wildfires in California's history have occurred in the past 12 months. There are 114 large fire incidents burning in the West as I write this article (see updated map here). Millions of acres of farm and ranchland have burned this year from the Pacific coastline to the 100th meridian, which is the typical fire zone (although it is moving further east). But wildfires have popped up in the Southeast as well, where long-term drought has taken its toll. Over 2 million bushels of wheat was recently lost in a fire in my home county of Wasco and the neighboring Sherman county, Oregon. That is just a fraction of the wildfire losses this year, and the fire season is not over. Agricultural losses in the Texas Panhandle and Southern Great Plains last year topped $21 million dollars and over 1.4 million acres burned. It's going to be bad this year, any way you look at it.

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