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Hawaii Destroyed by Wildfires

As the number of victims lost sadly passes 100, many are still missing.

The death toll on the island of Maui at the hands of a devastating and relentless wildfire has sadly passed 100, it has been confirmed.

The fires ripped through the island after a conflagration engulfed the historic town of Lahaina, which was intensified by nearly a fifth of Maui declared in severe drought and a hurricane passing the south of a island, creating strong winds.

Katharine Hayhoe, the chief scientist at the Nature Conservancy, said “Climate change doesn’t usually start the fires; but it intensifies them, increasing the area they burn and making them much more dangerous.”

You can help those in need following the fires by donating to American Red Cross.



Posted by Bob Edwards 18 August 2023

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