A Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically.
More than 11.2 million people in California, or 30 percent of the state's population, are at an elevated risk of wildfire.
By 2050, California projected to see more than 140 days a year with high wildfire potential, the greatest number of days among the lower 48 states.
Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More
With drought and climate change conspiring to push California’s summer wildfire season into premature overdrive, the state’s lead wildfire agency has acquired a multimillion dollar arsenal to help it cope with unprecedented numbers of dying trees... More
Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More
The Southwest is already the most arid part of the U.S. Now new research indicates it’s becoming even more dry as wet weather patterns, quite literally, dry up... More