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What Happens in the Arctic Matters After All

There is a weather connection to wildfires.

The hip bone is actually connected to the leg bone.

Or in this case, “Increasing large wildfires over the western United States linked to diminishing sea ice in the Arctic.”

One of the things we keep learning is that while the globe we live on seems pretty big, it is not as big as I once thought when we start looking at how the oceans are connected to the poles of our earth. What happens in the Amazon impacts Europe, etc.

While governments dither over climate actions and businesses continue to try and maximize quarterly profits, the impacts of climate change continue to march onward. Eventually the piper will have to be paid.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.