The number of trees in California’s Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures has dramatically increased since last year, raising fears they will fuel catastrophic wildfires and endanger people’s lives, officials said Wednesday.
The root cause – man made climate change. The more fossil fuels we burn, the more pollution causing the greenhouse effect on this fragile planet. The result is higher average temperatures, extended droughts and then come the bugs and infestations. All we have to do is say yes to more efficiency, yes to renewables and no to fossil fuels. It’s that simple.
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