Canada’s summer will be hotter than usual, experts agree. But will the heat bring on more forest fires? That’s where they diverge.
David Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment Canada and spokesperson for the Meteorological Service of Canada, said their models predict a hotter and drier summer for most of the country.
And that could have dire consequences for a country whose forests are already burning.
Only two months into the fire season, Canada has set a record for forest fires. The acreage burned from all the fires is almost eight million hectares, an area larger than Nova Scotia.
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