Climate Change Increases the Risk of Wildfires: January 2020

Jones, Matthew W., Smith, Adam J. P., Betts, Richard, Canadell, Josep G., Prentice, I. Colin and Le Quéré, Corinne (2020) Climate Change Increases the Risk of Wildfires: January 2020. ScienceBrief.

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We undertook a ScienceBrief Review on the link between climate change and wildfire risk. 57 scientific articles were gathered and evaluated using ScienceBrief. This document synthesises the key points that emerged from the findings. Our review focuses on papers published since the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with its cut-off date of March 2013. The papers can be viewed on All papers show linkages between climate change and increased frequency or severity of fire weather, though some note anomalies in isolated regions. None of the papers support a widespread decrease in fire risk.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/climate_action
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2020 00:56
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2021 01:26

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