虽然火是一种可以最终振兴生态系统的恢复力, 它在西方越来越具有破坏性和致命性, 受极端高温和持续干旱的推动.
The scorched black shadows of trees still line the hills and mountains of the Golden State — a year-round reminder of looming danger.
The threat of wildfires to residents of the 西方 is now seemingly omnipresent. It lingers long after the smoke has passed and the skies have turned crimson.
Homes are damaged in the blazes, memories go up in smoke and neighbors whose houses were miraculously untouched — just out of reach — are left to ponder the “what ifs?”
The deadly Napa and Sonoma counties wildfires in 2017 took a toll on the state’s important wine industry, with businesses still recovering from the financial wreckage years later.