Daniel Swain in CNBC: ENVIRONMENT ‘We are out of time:’ Destructive wildfires in Colorado will grow worse as season lengthens, scientists warn
Wildfire season in Colorado would normally be nearing its end by now. Instead, dry conditions fueled what’s now become the state’s largest wildfire in history. Daniel Swain, a UCLA climate scientist who lives in Boulder, watched in shock as blazes and fire tornadoes from the CalWood fire tore out of the Rocky Mountains over the weekend, scorching miles of land in a matter of hours. “To be that close to a wall of flames, it looks like the end of the world. It’s completely overwhelming,” Swain said.