Did climate change worsen the Southern California fires?

Posted In Climate Change, News
Dec
7


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Seven of California’s 10 largest modern wildfires have occurred in the last 14 years. (The state began keeping reliable records in 1932.) Given the scale of the blazes, and their increasing regularity, it makes sense to ask: Does global warming have anything to do with this?…

Read Full Article, The Atlantic (12-06-2017)

Why are ferocious wildfires plaguing southern California? Guardian UK (12-07-2017)

Why the California wildfires are spreading so quickly? CNN (12-07-2017)
The Santa Ana winds that blow from the desert to the coast, an annual occurrence in Southern California, are more powerful than usual, with gusts of 80 mph expected in higher altitudes. In the lower levels, winds of 50 to 70 mph were likely.The winds can push a fire the length of a football field in a minute…

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