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Extreme Wildfires in Western U.S. Likely Fueled by Climate Change

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avatar Extreme Wildfires in Western U.S. Likely Fueled by Climate Change
August 08, 2013 12:02AM
Aug. 1, 2013 — Climate change is likely fueling the larger and more destructive wildfires that are scorching vast areas of the American West, according to new research led by Michigan State University scientists. These erratic fires are harder to contain and often result in catastrophic damage and loss of property and life. Although not analyzed in the study, the recent Arizona wildfire that began with a lightning strike and killed 19 firefighters appeared to be such an unpredictable, fast-spreading blaze, according to a state report.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801113148.htm
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