This year for the A-to-Z Challenge, I'll be looking at major events that happened in 2020 [the year we would all like to forget, so let's look at it first, before flushing it down the toilet].
Welcome to W! We're looking at – Wildfires.
Here in California, summer 2020 was one of the worst fire seasons in recorded history. More than four million acres burned. Here's a map. Here's another map:
From late 2019 through early 2020, Australia experienced one of its worst fire seasons in recorded history. More than 46 million acres burned. There's even a separate Wikipedia article on it.
Interesting bit of trivia – in the US, these fires are called brushfires. In Australia, they're called bushfires.
Have you ever been impacted by a wildfire?
Here's a teaser for tomorrow, letter X: