How Climate Change Is Making the Bay Area Windier and More Prone to Fires

How Climate Change Is Making the Bay Area Windier and More Prone to Fires

How Climate Change Is Making the Bay Area Windier and More Prone to Fires

11/14/19

“Why is a windier Bay Area more at risk of fires?”

 

The Earth’s climate is changing more and more as larger volumes of carbon dioxide are poured into the atmosphere. Nothing seems to be unaffected, not even wind speeds. Although the data right now is scarce, current projections are showing that Northern California is experiencing windier seasons years after year in the autumn, which when combined with dry and hot conditions can lead to wildfires. As a result, government officials may need to think about how to incorporate this issue into their resilience planning. This is How Climate Change Is Making the Bay Area Windier and More Prone to Fires.

 

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