reddit post_link title The New York Times is reporting that the United States may be heading into a “disaster” as the nation struggles with record-low temperatures and the nation’s first winter of drought.
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that the world could have another two months of relatively mild conditions by mid-February.””
As it stands now, the world’s largest metropolises and a large swath of the U.S. northeast are already experiencing a mild winter.
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that the world could have another two months of relatively mild conditions by mid-February.”
The newspaper also reports that this will likely bring more wildfires to the U., with the most severe wildfires likely to be in California and Oregon.
This will not be the first time we’ve seen a record-setting winter.
In the spring of 2016, the National Weather Service reported that there were already two major wildfires burning across the U, one of which was in the same region as today’s fire.
The fire was burning at a rate of five to seven acres per hour, but according to the Times, it “did not have a direct impact on the average daily temperature of the entire U.M.S.”
As the fires continue to burn out, the city of Chicago is now seeing record heat and temperatures in the 100s Fahrenheit.
A few weeks ago, a wildfire near Grand Rapids, Michigan was burning out of control and damaging structures.
According to the Chicago Tribune, this fire is now at “a point where it is difficult to determine the extent of its damage.”
The National Weather Services warned in a recent report that “there is no guarantee that fire suppression will be successful in reducing this fire season’s severity and damage.
But the weather system currently in place is working to limit the extent and duration of severe weather in the area.”