New research suggests that BC’s 2017 wildfire season – the province’s most devastating on record – may have burned as much as 11 times more land than it would have without the influence of “human-caused” climate change.
Authored by scientists at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium at the University of Victoria and Environment and Climate Change Canada, the study proposes that climate change was a driving factor; global warming led to abnormally hot conditions, which eventually led to the fires.
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