https://socan.eco/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Forest-fire-Alan-1200.jpg 800 1200 Alan Journet https://socan.eco/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SOCAN-logo-300x126.png Alan Journet2018-07-03 07:54:522018-07-03 07:54:52Drought and Heat, Worsened by Humans, Help Fuel California Fires
Drought and Heat, Worsened by Humans, Help Fuel California Fires
James Rainey, Oct 10 2017, Ecowatch
LOS ANGELES — It may take weeks to determine the spark that touched off each of the firestorms that consumed hunks of more than a dozen California communities this week.
But the consensus in the scientific community is that the conditions that cleared a path for the tsunami of flame were made by humans. Decades of aggressive firefighting left too much fuel on the ground. And more than a century of carbon emissions exacerbated the state’s drought and the record high temperatures that baked brush and timber to an explosive dryness.
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