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Troy Media | Eight worst wildfire weather years on record happened in the last decade

November 30, 2021

The world’s eight most extreme wildfire weather years have occurred in the last decade, according to a new study that suggests extreme fire weather is being driven by a decrease in atmospheric humidity coupled with rising temperatures.

“Extreme conditions drive the world’s fire activity,” said Thompson Rivers University wildfire expert Michael Flannigan, who conducted the research with study lead Piyush Jain, research scientist with Natural Resources Canada, and Sean Coogan, a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences. Read more