Alaska on fire: Thousands of lightning strikes and a warming climate put Alaska on pace for another historic fire season

BLM Alaska Fire Service/Incident Management Team/John Kern Rick Thoman, University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska is on pace for another historic wildfire year, with its fastest start to the fire season on record. By mid-June 2022, over 1 million acres had burned. By early July, that number was well over 2 million acres, more than twice the acreage of a typical Alaska fire season. Rick Thoman...

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