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Karen McKinnon Research Featured in UCLA Newsroom: Reduced humidity increases wildfire threat in Southwest United States

Atmospheric moisture decreased by a third in California and Nevada since 1950, a study led by Karen Mckinnon of ULCA’s Insitute of the Environment and Sustainability finds. For an already arid region, that loss of moisture makes wildfire conditions even worse, according to UCLA climate scientist Karen McKinnon, lead author of the paper.