Climate change is one of the defining issues of the world we live in. In the Pacific Northwest, including Idaho, it is literally defining the landscape as we see it. Areas of Idaho which were once prized for their emblematic conifers and prolific landscapes have been ravaged by monster wildfires and transformed to moonscapes.
Climate science shows that increased temperatures and aridity in the western U.S. is resulting in more frequent and more powerful wildfires. Fortunately, Idahoans have the power to change this dangerous course. We are already paying the price for unchecked climate change – let’s do something about it.