Bad fire seasons can come in bunches, but so can quiet ones.

The combined influence of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and the El Niño-La Niña effect could mask the local effects of climate change.

“Each year is a single case, but overall we’ve got to expect that our fire risk is increasing,” said associate professor David Scott, research chair in watershed management at UBC Okanagan. “We should expect larger areas to burn and that’s the big picture.”

The smaller picture is a bit more complex. Read the full article at: “Bad Fire Seasons Can Come in Bunches, but so Can quiet ones.“, by RANDY SHORE published in the Vancouver Sun, January 12, 2020