Yes, climate change is driving wildfires

Asha Bajaj
4 min readOct 3, 2020

UNEP, Oct 3: As wildfires sweep across the western United States, taking lives, destroying homes, and blanketing the country in smoke, Niklas Hagelberg has a sobering message: this could be America’s new normal, UNEP reports said.

The fire season in the western United States is now 75 days longer than it was in the 1970s, according to a study from the University of California. Image credit: Photo by SKeeze/Pixabay

The climate change expert with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says a fast-warming planet will likely lead to more record-breaking blazes, like those…

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