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Earth Space Science

Can Solar Storms Cause Wildfires? 87

Posted by timothy
from the only-the-sun-can-prevent-wildfires dept.
astroengine writes "In the wake of recent solar activity, some space cadets were very quick to point out a causal link between geomagnetic storms and the wildfires currently ravaging the landscape surrounding Moscow. Of course, this is patently false. But is there a scenario when the onset of a solar storm could have secondary effects, sparking fires in already arid regions? Possibly. What's more, it already happened, 150 years ago."
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