Air quality posing a 'very high risk' to health at the Fort McMurray wildfire

Rebecca Gibbs's picture

Is Alberta another very sobering 'right now' example of climate change affecting health?  See the Canadian Government's assessment of the air quality at Fort McMurray: https://weather.gc.ca/airquality/pages/abaq-004_e.html. A situation that will persist for many days, possibly weeks after the fire has been put out.  It's notoriously hard to attribute any one event to climate change but it's interesting to note in this discussion of the science in relation to the fire in Fort McMurray (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPveBsOJBfA) with record winter and spring weather conditions, that climate change cannot be ruled out.  'Area burn' from wildfires has doubled in Canada since the 1970s and this is understood to be related to rising global temperatures.

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