Global Warming Cited as Wildfires Increase in Fragile Boreal Forest – By JUSTIN GILLIS and HENRY FOUNTAIN

The fire next time: Why did Ft. McMurray burn? We are talking about a tar sands boom town all the way up there toward the Arctic Circle. The fire came in May when the boreal forest that surrounds this northern outpost should still be frozen. And this is a wet year in the west. El Nino is driving moisture up from the tropics. But here are the facts: climate change …continue…