As if California’s drought wasn’t bad enough for people and farms, the lack of rain is drying out the native vegetation making the area more susceptible to fire. As if fires in areas with little water weren’t bad enough, the drought is also affecting the economy, which means lower tax revenues, which means less money to fight fires. The drought does not limit itself to human-drawn borders, so the situation extends from Mexico to Canada along the West Coast of North America. The entire region needs rain without lightning, an unlikely scenario.

“California’s Fire Season Is Shaping Up To Be A Disaster” – Mother Jones

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