Humans cause most wildfires, but some of this year’s most destructive blazes were sparked by lightning. and I took a look at lightning, lightning-caused wildfires, and how climate change could bring more of both.
Humans cause most wildfires, but some of this year’s most destructive blazes were sparked by lightning. Here's how climate change could bring even more wildfires — and maybe more lightning, as well.
Here's and on how climate change is expected to bring more lightning, which in turn means more wildfires -- wildfires then made worse by climate change.
Lightning, wildfire, and global warming. What is happening? , , , Nina Oakley, Craig Allen, and I discuss what we know, and what we do not, in a article by and .
“The fires that have been getting bigger tend, more often than not, to be lightning-induced.”
“We want to personify these fires. We want to blame somebody. But lightning doesn’t have a face.”
"While this year’s intense lightning storms in California could prove to be an anomaly..." Let's hope they were an anomaly! Alarming story by with stunning winery-dog-sunset photo by - go Noah!
Lightening + climate change = More and bigger wildfires. By and
Climate change may cause an increase in lightning strikes in the U.S. in coming decades
Lightning as a cause of wildfires doesn't get as much attention as humans, but lightning punches above its weight. I got to work with NYT climate fellow on this one!
In the West, Lightning Grows as a Cause of Damaging Fires .