I used to live in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and have always been a great admirer of the Saguaro cactus. The Sonoran is the only place Saguaro occur. When viewing some western movies of the past, often fake Saguaros are placed in the background outdoor scenes to “authenticate” a western land scape! Drives me crazy. If producers and directors t want to have Saguaro in the background, they should go to Tucson Mountain Park where many classic westerns have been filmed. The park offers an “authentic” western background that is natural.
Very sad to hear about the temps this past summer affecting them (the cactus) so badly. Just as a footnote: We have no control, for ill or for good, in how the climate of our planet functions. We have very little control over anything, only our reaction to things. “Control” was not one of the many gifts of our creator, there were many gifts, but “control” was not one of them!