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Your Call: Climate change fueling bigger and more wildfires

Sep 1, 2016

On the September 1st edition of Your Call, we’re talking about how climate change is affecting wildfires.

The number of large wildfires has steadily increased over the last four decades. They are most severe in the western United States, where drought conditions persist. Scientists expect more fires as we experience the warmest weather on record. How are communities and politicians responding? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.



LeRoy Westerling, associate professor at UC Merced

Daniel Berlant, chief of public information for CAL FIRE

Web Resources:

The Guardian: This year's wildfires are bad. Climate change will make future ones worse

Philosophical Transactions: Increasing western US forest wildfire activity: sensitivity to changes in the timing of spring


The Los Angeles Times: California wildfire updates: Hundreds evacuated in fast-moving fire in Riverside County

The Weather Channel: Brutal California Fire Season Is Really Only Getting Underway

Scientific American: Climate Change Fingerprints Are All over California Wildfires

Fire Science

California Fire Science Consortium

Capital Public Radio: California Burning