Risk of massive wildfires to grow in California without emissions reductions, UCLA climate scientist warns

June 10, 2020

The risk of severe wildfires in California will continue to grow as the climate warms, according to a new study from Daniel Swain (researcher with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) and colleagues.

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The study, published in Environmental Research Letters, found that the number of high fire risk days in the state has doubled since the early 1980s, and autumn wildfires will continue to increase in intensity and frequency if steps are not taken to reduce carbon emissions . 

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