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Daniel Swain co-author of Stanford research forecasts longer, more extreme wildfire seasons

In California, a changing climate has made autumn feel more like summer, with hotter, drier weather that increases the risk of longer, more dangerous wildfire seasons, according to a new Stanford-led study. “It’s striking just how strong of an influence climate change has already had on extreme fire weather conditions throughout the state,” said study co-author Daniel Swain, a research fellow at UCLA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and The Nature Conservancy, and a former Ph.D. student with Diffenbaugh at Stanford. “It represents yet another piece of evidence that climate change is already having a discernable influence on day-to-day life in California.”