3 big wildfire questions, answered

The great blazes burning the West are like colossal campfires.
What do you need to start a campfire? You need to burn some kindling. "The more kindling you have, the better your fire is going to burn," said Valerie Trouet, a paleoclimatologist who researches forest ecosystems at the University of Arizona. "And the drier it is, the better it’s going to burn."
In the Western U.S., the burning is historic . This largely isn't good fire. You've no doubt seen the satellite images of profoundly thick smoke smothering the Golden State , or an airliner taking off through San Francisco's eerie orange skies .  Read more... More about Climate Change , Wildfires , Science , and Climate Environment

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