‘Loading the dice’: climate crisis could increase southern California wildfires

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Gabrielle Canon
The Guardian

A firefighter douses flames during the Creek fire in unincorporated Madera county, California, on 7 September 2020.

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Global heating will cause ‘megafires resistant to fire suppression practices’ with 25% of land being burned by 2040

The Department of Earth System Science acknowledges our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, who still hold strong cultural, spiritual and physical ties to this region.