Northwest US faces a fiery future with global warming

June 2008
New Scientist;6/21/2008, Vol. 198 Issue 2661, p22
The article reports that the warming in the equatorial Pacific can spark fires in the north-west region of the U.S. This is according to Yongqiang Liu of the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service in Athens, Georgia, who also estimated that the amount of land burned annually in the region will grow to nearly two million by 2080. Liu presented these findings at the May 2008 meeting of American Geophysical Union in Florida.


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