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Canada’s Wildfires Expose the Climate Change ‘Spiral of Silence’

(Bloomberg) — What should you do when the air outside contains dangerous levels of pollution? Stay indoors if you can. Buy an air purifier. Wear a mask to travel. It’s a list of precautions familiar to people in cities like Delhi, Beijing and San Francisco, where air pollution or seasonal wildfire smoke are the norm. It’s a list newly familiar to millions more people across North America, whose skies filled this week with dangerous smoke drifting from fires in Canada. It’s a list that will become more familiar every year, as climate change drives up wildfire frequency and intensity.  Read More

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