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    Thursday, September 05, 2013

    CLIMATE CHANGE PLAYS A ROLE IN WILDFIRES

    Wildfires and Climate Change

    Kate Galbraith, September 4, 2013 (NY Times)

    “…Humans are often responsible for starting the fires, accidentally or intentionally…And climate change, to which humans contribute, is heating up and drying out some — though not all — areas…Global studies of wildfire patterns are rare. But a paper published last year in the journal Ecosphere predicted that climate change would have an effect on wildfires that varies widely, especially in accordance with a given region’s precipitation patterns…[It] projected that dry parts of the middle latitudes and Australia are likely to see more fires over the long term. The American West, already a tinderbox, will become more fire-prone. So, too, will high-latitude areas, the study found, partly because the carbon-rich peat soil there will burn under extreme weather conditions…” click here for more

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