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Dr. Ze’ev Gedalof

The wildfire smoke that has blanketed much of southern Ontario and the northeastern U.S. is likely to become a more common springtime sight, geography professor Dr. Ze’ev Gedalof told the Toronto Star.

Gedalof said that as climate change continues, fires like those devastating northern Ontario and Quebec will become more commonplace.

“Climate scientists have been saying this for decades,” he said. 

Gedalof is a professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences who researches forest ecosystem dynamics and natural resources management.