Gallery: Global Warming to Increase Frequency of US Wildfires

 

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Wildfires have increased in number and ferocity over recent years, and at present the US is battling large-scale blazes in Colorado and New Mexico. Now a team from the University of California, Berkeley has published a study which suggests that wildfires in the US and Europe are set to increase over the next 30 years as climate change “disrupts future fire patterns”.

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  1. randy3022 June 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Climate changes naturally over time, on far longer time scales and with far greater amplitudes than anything witnessed even at the very peak of the industrial revolution. A majority of scientists now agree the theory of human-caused climate change remains apocryphal, and fails to meet the media hype, which peaked in 2007.

    It’s 2012 now. Global temps are surprisingly cooler. The glut of politically-charged climate alarmists of has long disintegrated. The hype is over.

    Cataclysmic forest fires can only be mitigated with smarter forest management policies, chief among those being a policy of allowing some fires burn to flush out the volatile undergrowth. Any globalwarmingsts who deny this are simply obstructing legitimate courses of forest rescue and fire prevention strategies.

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