Oct 2, 2017

Stark Evidence: A Warmer World Is Sparking More and Bigger Wildfires

Mariposa, CA
USA
by
Nicola Jones
,
Yale E360
Firefighters battle a wildfire near Mariposa, California. Photo: Josh Edelson, AFP
Firefighters battle a wildfire near Mariposa, California. Photo: Josh Edelson, AFP

The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be greater risk for fires on nearly every continent.