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Smoke From Bigger, Hotter Wildfires Can Inflame Health Problems for Thousands of Miles


Smoke From Bigger Hotter Wildfires Can Inflame Health Problems for Thousands of Miles Pacific Standard

Source: http://www.psmag.com/nature-and-technolo...

Wildfire seasons are nearly 20 percent longer today on average than they were 35 years ago, found a recent Nature Communications study. These long-winded burns are connected to changes in vapor pressure and the timing of snowmelt and spring rains—all of which have been linked to climate change. “Conditions across the U.S. are becoming more conducive to fires,” Matt Jolly, lead author of the study and a U.S. Forest Service scientist, told Climate Wire. “We may be moving into a new normal. If these trends persist, we are on track to see more fire activity and more burned area.”

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One more thing to worry about: Smoke Inhalation from wildfires thousands of miles away.

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