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Study: A third of the West’s burned forests can be traced to fossil fuel companies

Kate Yoder: The research could advance court cases seeking to hold polluters accountable for climate-fueled disasters. … The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Research Letters on Tuesday, is the first to quantify how corporate emissions have made wildfires worse. … The new study relies on a key risk factor called the “vapor pressure deficit, … Hotter temperatures cause moisture to be pulled out of vegetation, turning forests into tinderboxes just waiting for a spark. …Read here