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Robert Rohde @RARohde
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This year, like 2017, California has had an unusually hot & dry fire season. Most of the largest and most destructive wildfires in CA history have happened under such conditions. Climate change is making this situation worse.

#CaliforniaFires #ClimateChange
I also created an animated version which helps to emphasize how weather conditions during California's fire season have evolved over time. #CaliforniaFires #ClimateChange
Weather data for these images is taken from @NOAA's Climate at a Glance Data Explorer, e.g.….

Information on the ranking of wildfires comes from @CAL_FIRE.
While I have everyone's attention, it is also worth remembering that hundreds of thousands have been temporarily displaced by the CA fires and tens of thousands have lost their homes.

The @nytimes has a page recommending charities that are trying to help:…
Many people have asked if they can use this material in other places. The answer is always yes. Please share it widely.

If you want it, the original animation file can be downloaded here:…
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