Arizona Is Burning, and We're Breathing It

Smoke from the Bear Wallow Fire in Arizona—several hundred miles away but over 233,000 acres in size—is so thick here we can’t see the valley floor from our hillside home, just a mile or so away. We’re all coughing and throats are scratchy. I’m reading James Hansen’s Storms of My Grandchildren, about global warming, and it seems that it’s here. Meanwhile every Republican who ever said anything in support of mitigating climate change is having to backtrack and now deny it, just to court the Conservative-Stupid Vote, the Know Nothing Party rises again. Here’s the NY Times report about the Arizona fire this morning:

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