Cosier, Susan
July 2008
Audubon;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 110 Issue 4, p20
The article offers information on the rise of wildfire incidence as a result of global warming. Wildfires in the United States are becoming hotter and burning longer due to global warming. Experts state that warmer temperatures, earlier springs, and smaller snowpacks are making the western forests increasingly flammable. The shift in the environmental trend is a result of global warming. One of the most serious fires recorded by the National Interagency Fire Center is the burning of more than a quarter of a million acres in California in 2003, destroying 2,400 homes. Experts are worry that wildfires now are so vast and powerful that they are remaking the ecosystem.


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