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Excessive heat watch issued for parts of New Jersey with sizzling temperatures

Experts: Effects of climate change are allowing wildfires to burn out of control

The National Weather Service says Canada is on track to a record-breaking wildfire season.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2023, 10:38 AM

Updated 376 days ago

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Some may think what's happening on Long Island from the Canadian wildfires is a once-in-a-lifetime event, but experts say the phenomenon is more likely to happen again. if we don't address climate change.
The National Weather Service says Canada is on track to a record-breaking wildfire season and the number of acres burned right now is larger than Vermont.
Many people believe what they have been seeing and smelling in the sky over the last two to three days is over, but that may not be the case.
Scientists say they want everyone to talk more about climate change.
According to scientists, the planet gets hotter, and vegetation in the forest is drying up faster.
In addition, scientists also say the dry conditions aren't making wildfires more common, but it's helping them burn faster and spiral out of control easier.
As a result of the pollutants left behind, more people have been wearing masks outside and or are limiting their time outdoors.


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