This The Atlantic article discusses how California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change. “Each degree of warming causes way more fire than the previous degree of warming did. And that’s a really big deal.”
A new study, published this week in the journal Earth’s Future, finds that the state’s fire outbreak is real—and that it’s being driven by climate change. Since 1972, California’s annual burned area has increased more than fivefold, a trend clearly attributable to the warming climate, according to the paper.