No Big Surprise, Human-Caused Fires Are Making Wildfire Seasons Worse
If it seemed like we've been experiencing more frequent and severe wildfires, you're not imagining it. A new study has confirmed that the seasons are longer and more destructive.
Researchers from the University of Idaho and Columbia University say humans are to blame for the increased duration and destruction. The wording from the study says that human-caused global warming contributed with dry forest land that becomes more likely to burn, and increased temperatures are part of the problem too.
For more on the results and methodology, check out the story from the Idaho Press.