Author

Alexander L. Metcalf

Alexander L. Metcalf

Alexander L. Metcalf is associate professor of human dimensions of natural resources at the University of Montana.

COMMENTARY

Skip the fireworks this record-dry Fourth of July, over 150 wildfire scientists urge the US West

By: , , and - July 4, 2021

The heat wave hitting the northwestern U.S. and Canada has been shattering records, with temperatures 30 degrees Fahrenheit or more above normal. With drought already gripping the West, the intense heat has helped suck even more moisture from millions of acres of forests and grasslands, bringing dead vegetation in many regions to record-dry levels and […]