As manmade climate change tightens its grip,
catastrophic wildfires - no longer confined to any "season," become bigger, more common & deadly around the world.This is the Ashcroft Reserve fire in BC in 2017.That was the worst year ever for wildfires in that province - until this year! Photo by Shawn Cahill.
As I write this, human bodies incinerated beyond recognition, are being pulled from the ruins of wildfires in California. More than a thousand people are either missing or confirmed dead, with property damage set to top several billions of dollars. Smoke from the fires has now enveloped San Francisco.