Wildfires: How are they linked to climate change?

Posted on AllSides September 13th, 2021
From The Center

Recent heatwaves and wildfires around the world have caused alarm - with warnings that parts of Europe and North America could be experiencing the worst fire season ever.

So how do wildfires compare with previous years?

Parts of the western US have seen record-breaking temperatures this year, which - along with severe drought conditions - have triggered a series of major wildfires.

So far this year in California, more than twice as many acres of land have been burned by wildfires compared with the five-year average.

Dr Susan Prichard, from...

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