When the High Park Fire finished its rampage through the rural mountains of Larimer County, Colorado last summer, it left behind one person dead, over 87,000 acres of forest burned and thousands of lives shattered. But mountain people are tough, and they stick together and help their neighbors.
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These fires reflect unprecedented conditions. Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases are the highest they have been in at least 800,000 years, largely the result of rapidly growing use of coal, oil and natural gas.
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On September 8, the North Pole's ice cover shrank to 1.64 million square miles. Moreover, air temperatures were 2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit higher than average over the Arctic at 3,300 feet above the surface.