Human-caused climate change at the center of recent California wildfires

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 14:58 in Earth & Climate

A new study by a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientist and collaborators shows that nearly all the recent increase in summer wildfire burned area in California is attributable to human-caused (anthropogenic) climate change. Anthropogenic simulations yielded burn areas an average of 172% higher than natural variation simulations.

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