Forest Fires and Climate Change

Following the disaster in Fort McMurray fire Canada recently with a forest fire that caused nearly 100,000 people to evacuate, more research has come to light about the cause. The main culprit is climate change, and more information about larger-than-usual forest fires in Alaska and Siberia (both much less inhabited, therefore receiving much less attention) show a widening pattern of danger. Why is this happening and what does this mean? This article, with helpful graphics, explains.



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