Arizona Wildfires

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Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically. 

By 2050, Arizona is projected to see 115 days with high wildfire potential, second only to California. 

Almost 2.9 million people living in Arizona, or 45 percent of the state's population, are at elevated risk of wildfire.

What's Happening with Wildfires?


Southwest, Central Plains Face ‘Unprecedented’ Drought

Climate change is creating an “unprecedented” risk of severe drought in the Southwest and Central Plains... More


The Southwest May Have Entered a ‘Drier Climate State’

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


Climate Change Worsening Colorado River Droughts

Even as the number of Americans relying on the Colorado River for household water swells to about 40 million, global warming appears to be taking a chunk out of the flows that feed their reservoirs... More


What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. More

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