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Wildfire season spreading

from Phys.Org

The wildfire season globally has lengthened by almost 20 percent in 35 years as the average temperature has risen, a climate change study said. "Fire weather seasons have lengthened across 29.6 million square kilometers (11.4 million square miles) of the Earth's vegetated surface," said a paper in the journal Nature Communications. This resulted in a 18.7 percent increase in season length overall. "We have shown that combined surface weather changes over the last three-and-a-half decades have promoted global wildfire weather season lengthening," said a team of scientists in the United States and Australia — two countries particularly affected by wildfires. more

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