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In pics | A look at why the California wildfires are a sign of climate change

Many scientists see California wildfires as a sign of climate change

August 25, 2020 / 03:33 PM IST
Over 12,000 dry lightning strikes started around 585 wildfires across California in mid-August, forcing more than 1,19,000 people to evacuate the place. As one of the most intense wildfire seasons scorches California, a look at why scientists think it’s fuelled by climate change. (Image: News18 Creative)
Over 12,000 dry lightning strikes started around 585 wildfires across California in mid-August, forcing more than 1,19,000 people to evacuate the place. As one of the most intense wildfire seasons scorches California, a look at why scientists think it’s fuelled by climate change. (Image: News18 Creative)
130F temperature was the highest ever recorded in Death Valley National Park, California, in mid-August. (Image: News18 Creative)
130F temperature was the highest ever recorded in Death Valley National Park, California, in mid-August. (Image: News18 Creative)
What caused the California fires? (Image: News18 Creative)
What caused the California fires? (Image: News18 Creative)
How do wildfires spread? (Image: News18 Creative)
How do wildfires spread? (Image: News18 Creative)
Climate change and wildfires (Image: News18 Creative)
Climate change and wildfires (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Aug 25, 2020 03:33 pm

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