Gallery: Why Global Warming Is Not the Biggest Reason Forest Fires Are ...


Global warming has wreaked havoc over the central US this summer, with crops withering, record high temps becoming the norm, and huge fires in Colorado. But the massive fires that have erupted throughout the west this year are not only the result of change in the global climate, but a century of humans misunderstanding of the forest eco-system, leading to a tinderbox unrecognizable from its natural state for a least a millennium. So, where did Smoky the Bear go wrong?

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  1. shopa August 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I have invented a hose system that can be used to control prescribed fires. It can be seen at

    A larger system to fight wildfires is in an article I wrote for Wildfire Magazine

    Please help me get publicity which will help get funding to develop a prototype system.

  2. skylights August 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    this is interesting, a new angle on the forest fires. Blaming the global warming cannot stop the almost occuring yearly forest fires. Proper regulation, awareness and individual initiative can make a difference

  3. Jill Fehrenbacher August 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Fascinating article Andrew – thanks for sharing!

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