Hotter summers often lead to more stagnant air—trapping air pollutants that can cause health problems.
Climate change is making summer scorchers all the more extreme—check the trend for area.
As the number of large wildfires increases with climate change, so does the number of acres burned.
Hotter years have brought higher numbers of large western wildfires.
Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.
Ozone levels in Tucson and other Arizona urban areas are increasing as temperatures hit record or near-record levels every year with growing scientific consensus that continued increasing temperatures will make future ozone levels, and, in effect, health risks worse.
This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that New Jersey residents inhale unsafe levels of ozone pollution.