There is a pattern. It isn’t a good pattern.
This is a very informative graphic, however unpleasant the data:
All but 3 of the Top 20 Largest #Wildfires have occurred since 2000, with 3 of these large & damaging wildfires occurring just this year. As we enter fall, which is known to have the largest & most destructive wildfires, we want to remind you that now is the time to be prepared. pic.twitter.com/fJGauG9FcW— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) September 10, 2021
While I’m not writing daily about the huge wildfires raging in my state (and throughout the North American West, plus elsewhere in the world), I’m aware of the fires every day. The color of the sunlight, the tint of the sky, the low visibility, the air quality warnings… I learn to celebrate the good air days with zeal, because it’s what I’ve got.