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Climate change has doubled the size of forest fires in Western US

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 13, 2016 01:06 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Oct 12, 2016

  Over the past three decades, man-made climate change has been responsible for doubling the total area burned by forest fires in the Western US. Those are the findings of a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The difference from 1985 to now is staggering: 30 years ago, just 2.9 million total acres burned, but in 2015 10.1 million acres were destroyed during fire season.   The researchers pointed most of the blame on man-made climate change...






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