Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he’s convinced the climate is changing. But he doesn’t necessarily believe it is caused by anything that he or anyone else is doing.
The governor’s comments came after the annual briefing by the Arizona state forester on the outlook for the upcoming fire season.
On one hand, Jeff Whitney said the heavily wooded areas area above the Mogollon Rim into the ponderosa pine forests will have a “fairly standard” fire season.
But much of the rest of the state faces a different – and more dire – situation.