Perspective needed on forest fires

Michaels, Patrick J.
September 2006
Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;9/1/2006, Issue 323603, p27
The article focuses on forest fire incidents in the U.S. which are caused by global warming. As studied by A. L. Westerling of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, it has been found out that major fires have occurred four times as frequently since 1986 than they did from 1979 through 1985. It is believed that snowmelt and temperature are the driving factors for wildfires, especially in the western part of the country.


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