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Climate Change Wildfires

Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists...

Australia PM: Climate Change Not Causing Wildfires

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

CANBERRA, Australia -- CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The government staunchly rejected arguments that climate change is causing the wildfires ravaging ...

What Wildfires Can Tell You About Climate Change

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green

PASCO, Wash. -- Researchers are flying over Western wildfires to sample the thick smoke they emit and study its role in cloud formation and climate. ...

Experts: Expect Bigger, Fiercer Wildfires In West

AP | ALICIA CHANG and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 09.04.2013 | Green

LOS ANGELES — There's a dangerous but basic equation behind the killer Yarnell Hill wildfire and other blazes raging across the West this summer...

To Politicians Napping on the Fireline: Wake Up, Smell the Smoke and Act on Climate Change

Nick Sundt | Posted 09.07.2012 | Green
Nick Sundt

These fires reflect unprecedented conditions. Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases are the highest they have been in at least 800,000 years, largely the result of rapidly growing use of coal, oil and natural gas.