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What caused the wildfires in California?
Last Updated: 31st January, 2020
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Also asked, what caused the California Wildfires 2018?
Many different factors led to the 2018 California wildfire season becoming so destructive. A combination of an increased amount of natural fuel and compounding atmospheric conditions linked to global warming led to a series of destructive fires.
Also, where are wildfires in California? California, United States
Considering this, why are wildfires common in California?
Climate change is caused by the increase of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide that are created by burning fossil fuels. Large fires are becoming more common: In terms of acres burned in California, 15 of the state's 20 largest wildfires have occurred since 2000, according to Cal Fire.
Why are so many wildfires happening?
Global warming may increase the intensity and frequency of droughts in many areas, creating more intense and frequent wildfires. Wildfires are fanned by these winds and often follow the air currents over hills and through valleys.