Why Mediterranean Climates Are More Prone to Wildfires

Why Mediterranean Climates Are More Prone to Wildfires

Why Mediterranean Climates Are More Prone to Wildfires

12/21/19

“Why are Mediterranean climates more prone to wildfires?”

 

Mediterranean regions are world-renowned for their natural beauty, temperate climates, and mellow settings. These zones usually start the year with a short, mild, and moist winter season followed by a long, warm dry, summer season.  This means that a lot of foliage grows when it rains and then dies when the rain stops. This abundance of fuel in hot and dry conditions makes the perfect ingredient for wildfires to occur, which is Why Mediterranean Climates Are More Prone to Wildfires. This will only become more intense with the advent of climate change, as the Winter season is becoming shorter and wetter and the Summer longer and drier.

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