28 Jun '12, 11pm

Green Blog: Pondering a Link Between Forest Fires and Climate Change

Green Blog: Pondering a Link Between Forest Fires and Climate Change

Reuters A helicopter releasing water in the forest behind a neighborhood west of the United States Air Force Academy near the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado. This week, record temperatures and wildfires have scorched the western United States. The National Climate Data Center reports that 41 heat records (6,027 weather stations take measurements around the country) have been broken or tied since Sunday, mostly in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, which is quite unusual for this time of year. Since Saturday, a wildfire near Colorado Springs has burned over 18,000 acres, and 34 other large fires are still burning in the country. Scientists taking part in a conference call on Thursday arranged by the nonprofit science outreach group Climate Communication said that while they could not apportion blame to a specific factor, there was agreement that this week’s events fit into a pat...

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