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Bendix Comments on Canadian Wildfires, Climate Change in CNY Central Article

June 14, 2023

CNY Central

Jacob Bendix

Jacob Bendix

Heavy smoke blanketed the Northeastern U.S. last week due to hundreds of forest fires burning in Canada. The province of Quebec, directly north of Syracuse, has already endured four times the number of fires than it typically would this year.

The situation is unprecedented and experts say it could end up being more common.

Jacob Bendix, associate professor of geography and the environment, says the Canadian wildfires are a product of man-produced climate change and climate disasters are going to become more commonplace.

"This is really in line with all of the studies of global climate change—that we're going to be experiencing more extremes including extremes of heat and drought and those are conditions that give us wildfire," says Bendix.

Read more in the CNY Central article, "Canadian wildfires a glimpse of future climate disasters in the Northeast expert says."

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