A haze of smoke lingers over Beebe Lake on Tuesday. Smoke from devastating West Coast wild fires, a sign of the escalating climate crisis,  brought hazy Ithaca skies during the first half of the week.

Smoke From West Coast Fires Reaches Ithaca Campus

Smoke from the West Coast’s devastating fires stretched across the nation, from sea to shining sea, to reach Ithaca this week. “I wouldn’t have even thought,” said Claire Stein ’24. “It brings out the gravity of the situation: Climate change is very real and affects everyone.”