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Bendix interviewed by NBCLX on climate change, wildfires

July 15, 2021


Jacob Bendix

Jacob Bendix

Jacob Bendix, professor of geography and the environment, was interviewed on NBCLX's LX News about the impact of climate change on wildfires. "I think that both last year and this year we are seeing impact of climate change on fire behavior and the size of the fires we're having because, quite simply, we have higher temperatures and in many cases, more extensive drought as well than in the past," says Bendix. "High temperatures and dry conditions favor fire. The more heat we have and the longer we have heat—that is, higher temperatures earlier in the summer so we have less snow pack—the worse fires we're going to see." His interview begins at approximately 20:00. 

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