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Wildfires have ravaged portions of the Sierra Nevada, such as this section along Route 41 south of Yosemite National Park, and UCI Earth system scientists expect the situation to get worse. In a new paper in Sciences Advances, the researchers say that for each 1 degree Celsius rise in temperature, the chance of fire jumps 19 percent to 22 percent.

Wildfires have ravaged portions of the Sierra Nevada, such as this section along Route 41 south of Yosemite National Park, and UCI Earth system scientists expect the situation to get worse. In a new paper in Sciences Advances, the researchers say that for each 1 degree Celsius rise in temperature, the chance of fire jumps 19 percent to 22 percent. Brian Bell / UCI

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