Saturday, August 31, 2013

Video - How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires

From the Rim fire currently engulfing California to the Black Forest fire that burned more than 500 homes in Colorado, wildfires are becoming more destructive. In this video Matthew Hurteau, Assistant Professor of Ecosystem Science and Management at Pennsylvania State University explains the link between climate change and wildfires. Warming temperatures, prolonged drought, and a century’s worth of fire suppression policy are “priming the system to make it more flammable.”

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