Paradise, CaliforniaMartin Luther King Jr Middle School
A wet place, compared to most of the state.
It averages 55 inches of rainfall a year.
This year, a
1/7 of an inch.
Plants and trees were
was the worst fire in California’s history.
10,300 structures destroyed
dozens still missing
The Campfire still raging in Butte county,
fewer firefighters at hand to battle the Woolsely blaze
help comes from farther away
as far away as Texas.
In a future affected by climate change,
Expect drier autumn and springs,
Tinder-dry plants and trees only fuel fires farther.
Bad news for firefighters,
Who rely on early
Avoid fire season
And ease the threat from winds
because winds help spread blazes.
“You’re waiting for a disaster to occur.”
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