Today at Berkeley Lab

Scientists See Fingerprints of Climate Change All Over California’s Wildfires

Climate researchers and fire experts agree that global warming is having an impact on wildfires. In a recent San Francisco Chronicle article, Michael Wehner of Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division did a computation for the heat in California and concluded that 2 to 3 degrees of temperature increase could be chalked up to climate change. “When you’re really hot,” he said, “a little bit hotter makes it a lot worse in terms of human health and aggravating fire danger.” More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Comments

  1. Rather than writing “climate researchers and fire experts agree that global warming is having an impact and that the impact will only grow”, it would probably have been more accurate to say “most climate researchers and fire experts agree…”
    In my understanding, even among climate researchers there is not 100% conformity, and so this qualified sentence is likely to be more accurate.

Leave a Reply