In a horrifically hot and dry year, the west coast of Canada is burning. Our last significant rainfall was……. I don’t know when; so long ago the memory itself has dried up.
There are still 168 active fires in the province, and no conclusive end in sight. It would take significant rainfall and cooling for any substantive effect to the slowing and preventing of new and old fires, and nothing of the sort is in any long term forecast or model. With one of my favorite places in the world being rendered to ash and desolation (the Elaho Valley), I have to remain calm remember that the normal ecological process of reforestation involves fire.