Wildfires to Hurricanes, 2017’s Year of Disasters Carried Climate Warnings

Exceptionally high ocean temperatures fueled devastating Atlantic hurricanes, while a wet spring and hot summer set the stage for a deadly fire season in the West.

The Great Plains were already crackling with the blazes of an unusually early fire season last spring when federal officials, warning of the costly impacts of climate change, asked Congress for help with overstretched firefighting budgets. Continue reading on Inside Climate News >>>

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