By Dogtown Commoner | Posted at 12:50 am, October 23rd, 2007 | Topic: environment
I was hoping California might somehow squeak through this season with few major fires, but unfortunately that was not to be. In a companion to an earlier post showing smoke from Northern California fires, here’s an aerial photo showing smoke from the current fires around Los Angeles and San Diego drifting over the Pacific (the photo is also a dramatic picture of California’s topography, with the coastline, the central regions, the Sierra Nevada and the inland deserts all clearly shown):
As Southern California burns and the Southeastern U.S. dries up, the New York Times Magazine had an important article on Sunday about the looming water crisis in the American West. It’s no wonder that the words “apocalypse” and “Armageddon” both appear in the second paragraph of the article. When will we start paying attention to all these smoke signals?