Climate and Fire

By | August 9, 2012

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According to model-based predictions, larger and more intense wildfires will increase as a result of CO2-induced global warming; and as a result, many scientists have begun to search for a link between fire and climate, often examining trends of the past to see if they support the model projections. In the following summary, therefore, we examine what has been learned, starting with studies conducted in North America and ending with the planet as a whole.

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