daniel swain in bloomberg: california’s climate tinderbox: a scientist explains the fire crisis

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Daniel Swain in MIT Technology Review: Yes, climate change is almost certainly fueling California’s massive fires

Over the last four decades, the combined forces of higher temperatures and lower precipitation levels have already doubled the risk of extreme wildfire conditions in California during the fall, according to a recent paper in Environmental Research Letters that Swain coauthored. And unless the world begins cutting emissions significantly and soon, the odds could double again in the coming decades, the researchers found.