California's wildfire season has lengthened, and its peak is now earlier in the year

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have analyzed CALFIRE wildfire statistics from 2000 to 2019, comparing them with data from 1920 to 1999, to learn that the annual burn season has lengthened in the past two decades and that the yearly peak has shifted from August to July. A new study on the subject was published today in Nature Scientific Reports.