Saturday, October 8, 2016
Claim: Global Warming is Increasing Forest Fires Around The World, Forest Fires In Southeast Asia Last Year Deliberately Set To Clear Land For Agriculture. Did You hear That Al Gore? Claim Debunked Again.
What is the main reason wildfires are increasing?
Funk has been researching the impact of climate change on landscapes in the US, and says there is very well documented scientific evidence that climate change has been increasing the length of the fire season, the size of the area burned each year and the number of wildfires.
Wildfires are typically either started accidentally by humans - such as a burning cigarette carelessly tossed out of a window - or by natural causes like lightning.