Across The Globe, Wildfire Season Is Lasting Longer

With 35 active large fires currently burning up and down the West Coast — and with dry, hot conditions sparking an unprecedented number of fires throughout Western Canada — the 2015 wildfire season has started strong, and shows no sign of slowing down.

Now, a new report out in Nature Communications has a some more bad news for the West, and wildfire-prone regions around the world: In the last 35 years, wildfire season has gotten longer, and the global area affected by wildfire has doubled.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/07/15/3680916/climate-change-wildfire-season-longer-study/

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