More Frequent Wildfires Worldwide Point To Need To Address Global Warming

from Wildlife Promise

Wildfires Wildfires are much in the news this week.  Studies show they are more frequent, larger and they are burning hotter. This is largely bad news for wildlife.

But, when you include Greece, Australia and other places in the world, fires are in the news year-round indicating a global trend.

China view.cn reports:

“Wildfires have struck with increasing force in many parts of the world in recent years and experts suspect climate change has played a key role in the disasters. ‘Scientists can’t link … specific event[s] to global warming, but they forecast a need to adapt to erratic weather. This has implications for fire preparedness the world over,’…  A study led by scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, linked climate change to recent increases in large forest fires. ‘Rising seasonal temperatures and the earlier arrival of spring conditions’ are connected to a dramatic increase in large wildfires in the western United States, the study said”.  See full article: