The wildfire that has devastated the remote Canadian town of Fort McMurray has caused an estimated $7.3 billion in insurance-related losses, the most from that type of disaster since 1970. Experts including Glen MacDonald, a professor of geography at UCLA, say the size of the blaze, along with an increase in the number of wildfires in the U.S., are evidence of global warming.
Source: Raging Canadian wildfire points to global warming CBS News, 9 May 2016
Additional coverage about the Canadian wildfire:
Did fire suppression actually help cause Alberta’s huge wildfires? The Christian Science Monitor, 4 May 2016