Global warming does not cause hurricanes and forest fires. Yet, it is a significant contributing factor to the extreme weather events like drought, floods, forest fires and hurricanes. The photo on the left, is hurricane Laura and the one on the right is a forest fire in Siberia. I could have made it more local, with a photo of fires in California.
I have to say, my heart went out to the families having to evacuate from their homes in Louisiana. Officials were right to require evacuation. I saw some really wonderful police officers and others helping people on buses. More people die after a hurricane than during this one.
Fires have destroyed 1.4 million acres (2188 square miles) in Northern California and the fires are still not under control.