POLL: Are heightened wildfire seasons a result of human-caused climate change?

Some people dismiss climate change as a government cash grab to force people into a carbon tax

  • May. 14, 2019 8:30 a.m.


B.C. just experienced two of the worst wildfire seasons on record in 2017 and 2018. Will 2019 see the trend continue?

It’s too early to say with certainty whether those fires resulted from man-made climate change but scientists have found that many wildfires and other extreme events related to heat – including droughts and heat waves – are directly linked to climate change driven by human emissions.

Global warming is currently on track to surpass the 1.5 C increase over pre-industrial levels that scientists have warned will lead to disaster.

But some people dismiss climate change as a government cash grab to force people into a carbon tax. How do you feel about it?

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