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Every 2 degees (Farenheit) rise in temperature means a 200% to 400% increased risk of forest and other wildfires.
In 2015 more than 10 million acres were burned - an area larger than the State of Maryland. According to the New York Times (September 22, 2015), climate change has lengthened fire seasons in the U.S. by an average of 78 days since 1970, and the six worst fire seasons in the last 50 years have occurred since 2000.
The catastrophic Santa Rosa wildfires of 2017 were preceded by the hottest summer in more than a century, drying out vegetation, followed by heavy rains which added more brush and grassland to burn.