The Bootleg Fire in Oregon involves over 410,000 acres of land. California and the West Coast are experiencing record high temperatures. A typhoon is expected to affect the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, hurricane season started early this year, monsoons in India are causing destruction and many have already died, and flooding is an unexpected event in Central Europe. Clearly, today’s world is experiencing extreme weather, and it is happening everywhere on the planet. Maps101 content is available to help you and your students to understand extreme weather, learn about specific events, see events captured on video, and learn about climate change in our exclusive collection of content. Take a look this week at just a few examples of extreme weather featured in Maps101.
Follow the Bootleg Fire on the government website here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7609/