The Aggie Creek fire burns along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in June. Photo: USDA/ flickr
Last updated October 10, 2018
May 1, 2015
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Aug 15, 2015

Alaska Wildfire Season 2015

Alaska
USA

The 2015 Alaska fire season burned the second largest number of acres since records began in 1940. A 2016 climate attribution study finds that human-induced climate change "may have increased the risk of a fire season of this severity by 34 to 60 percent."

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Human-induced climate change may have increased the risk of a fire season of this severity by 34 to 60 percent, according to the fifth edition of "Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective" by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.[1]