25 Jun '12, 1am

4 Ways Global Warming Increases Wildfire Risk: In Colorado, thousands are evacuating in the face of a raging wildfire.

4 Ways Global Warming Increases Wildfire Risk: In Colorado, thousands are evacuating in the face of a raging wildfire.

The first thing any responsible report about global warming and the weather should say is: There is no way for anyone to say that a single event was caused by global warming. What we can say is that scientists have not only predicted that global warming will increase fire risk, particularly in the Western U.S., but that it has already produced more fires. In fact, increased wildfire risk is among the predictions scientists are most confident in making, when it comes to global warming effects. Even California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has warned that global warming has effectively eliminated the concept of a "fire season," since weather conditions now result in a year-round risk.

Full article: http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/gl...

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