There is some disturbing new evidence of climate change in the United States. A drought and devastating wildfires in the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains in March something I have never heard of before.
Over one million acres were of land were consumed by fires in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas early in March, CNN reported. Over 400,000 acres burned in Oklahoma alone.
Seven people died in the fires which injured at least five firefighters. The blazes also destroyed around 30 homes and killed hundreds of cattle.
Another fire in Colorado led to the evacuation of 1,000 homes in the mountains near Boulder on March 19 and 20. That fire was definitely caused by drought, an Associated Press story indicates.
“One of the firefighters said it feels like June up there,” Boulder County Sheriff’s Commander Mike Wagner told the AP. “There is no moisture.” March is normally Colorado’s snowiest month.