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British Columbia Premier Says Historic Wildfires and Global Climate Havoc Linked to Global Heating

HeadlineAug 24, 2023

Officials in British Columbia have lifted travel restrictions after rain and cooler weather helped bring wildfires under control. British Columbia Premier David Eby said Wednesday human activity is to blame for Canada’s worst wildfire season on record.

Premier David Eby: “Oh, I think that, without a doubt, the ferocity of the fires, the extent of the burning, the historic nature of the forest fires we’re seeing, not just here in British Columbia, but in Greece, in Nova Scotia, in the United States, just devastating fires that are clearly linked to human-caused climate change.”

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