Fire in the BWCA - climate change is part of the equation
State and federal managers and main stream media people have been blaming a camper and Mother Nature for the fire. They should be saying the climate change is part of the fire equation.A severe drought, which began in early 2006, contributed to the fire. The fire was ignited about a week ago by sparks from a campfire during unexpected high winds.
Water levels in the BWCA are low. Nearby Lake Superior is near an 82 year low water surface level.
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Climate change discussion: Comments #228 and subsequent at: