“…This year, wildfires have burned over 4 million acres in California – twice the total of 2018 which had been the highest on record. Five of the six largest fires in state history were in 2020. Thirty-one people have died, and over 9,200 structures have been destroyed.
Fall has tended to be California’s peak wildfire season, but state officials say the season is growing longer each year.
Experts say droughts and climate change from fossil fuels have made poorly managed forests much more flammable, leading to extreme fire activity”.
In estrema sintesi :
1) la superficie bruciata è raddoppiata rispetto al 2018.
2) la stagione – con il caldo – è sempre più lunga (e quindi gli incendi durano di più).
3) siccità e cambiamento climatico dovuto alle energie fossili peggiorano la situazione.