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The Coloradoan - Colorado wildfire season smolders through winter

High in Rocky Mountain National Park, beneath a foot of snow, a wildfire is still burning.

Experts such as Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, say wildfires will most likely get worse in the western U.S. as climate change reduces rainfall, raises average temperatures and contributes to insect infestations that kill millions of trees, leaving forests full of dry timber.

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