DEADLY WILDFIRES AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Burning Question: How Will Climate Change Impact Western Wildfires?
Becky Oskin, 3 July 2013 (LiveScience)
"Climate change will dramatically alter wildfire patterns in the western United States before the century ends, studies show…Experts are reluctant to paint a broad picture of future fire risk because fires vary so drastically among regions…But many fire scientists agree the doomsday scenario of massive fires that wreak death and destruction can be quashed through smarter development…There are three important types of factors controlling future Western wildfires. The first are climate-controlled fire triggers, such as drought, scorching temperatures and winds. The second are shifts in plant communities, including desertification. Lastly, and perhaps most important, is the human factor…” click here for more