Kevin Trenberth, The Conversation

From New Zealand, Kevin Trenberth is a distinguished senior scientist at NCAR, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where he has worked since 1984.

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Climate Change and Wildfires – How Do We Know If There's a Link?

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It seems the role of climate change is seldom mentioned in many or even most news stories about the multitude of fires and heat waves. In part, this is because the issue of attribution is not usually clear. The argument is that there have always been wildfires, and how can we attribute any particular wildfire to climate change?

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