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The Weather Network | Lightning frequency is creating a new reality of wildfires in North America

  Posted on: July 14, 2021

Climate change is transforming the way wildfires behave across much of North America. Experts point to a combination of heat waves and droughts, especially those of longer duration, as the main cause of the many fires that have been occurring in recent years. Michael Flannigan, wildfire researcher at Thompson Rivers University, the number of storms is rising as the planet warms, which is causing an increase in lightning and the amount of fires it is starting. Read more/watch the video