Extreme Wildfires Are 25% More Frequent Today, Thanks to Climate Change

Extreme wildfires are becoming more common, and climate change is a major factor.

An extreme wildfire is a wildfire that is larger, more intense, and more destructive than usual.

A new study found that extreme wildfires are 25% more frequent today than they were in the pre-industrial era.

The study, published in the journal Nature, used machine learning techniques to analyze data on wildfires from 2003 to 2020.

The researchers found that the frequency of extreme wildfires has increased in all regions of the world, but the increase has been most pronounced in the western United States.

The study also found that the risk of extreme wildfires is expected to continue to increase in the future, as the planet continues to warm.

The study's findings highlight the need for urgent action to address climate change and reduce the risk of extreme wildfires.

There are a number of things that can be done to prevent and mitigate extreme wildfires, such as:

a. Building fire-resistant homes and infrastructure.

b. Reducing the amount of fuel available for fires, such as by thinning forests and conducting prescribed burns.

c. Educating the public about fire safety.

By taking action to address climate change and prevent extreme wildfires, we can protect our communities and natural resources from the devastating effects of these fires.

Together, we can make a difference.

What can you do to help?

i. Learn about fire safety and prevention.

ii. Support organizations that are working to address climate change.

iii. Get involved in your community's efforts to prevent and mitigate wildfires.

Contact your elected officials and urge them to support increased funding for wildfire prevention and response.