Okay, just so we're clear, you're getting the word from a magazine, an American magazine, so American it has American in its name, "Scientific American." There, see.
The article's title pretty much gives it away. "Catastrophic Canadian Wildfire Is a Sign of Destruction to Come."
Okay, deep breath. Now, brace yourself:
"The intense wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate Fort McMurray and surrounding areas in Alberta arrived early in the wildfire season, fueled by hot, windy weather. Scientists say big fires will ignite sooner and sooner in the year in the western U.S. and Canada as the snow pack continues to dwindle during warmer winters or dries out sooner during warmer springs, leaving terrain parched for more weeks of the year. In the American West a 1-degree Celsius rise in average temperature could increase the annual acreage burned by up to 600 percent in certain regions."
Yes, and sorry to say but the industry that built Fort Mac into a city of 80,000 is a source of significant emissions of greenhouse gases that drive the climate change that played a role in the city's devastation.
Fortunately Canada has a federal government that is pledged to following science in all of its policies and planning which logically explains why it's so keen on ramping up production, transport and export of the highest carbon synthetic oil on the planet, Athabasca bitumen. I'll bet that prime ministerial heartthrob, Justin Trudeau, must have the most amazing science, real Donald Trump-grade stuff, backing him up on this decision. Maybe he'll share it with us. Maybe not.