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Climate Change To Spawn More Wildfires


Environment  (tags: Climate, Wildfires, yellowstone )

Suzane
- 2794 days ago - news.discovery.com
As Earth's climate warms up, Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons are likely to experience large fires more frequently, according to a new study. Within just a few decades, big fires may become as much as 10 times more common than they have been



   

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Shirley S (187)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 1:06 am
We can do without wildfires
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 1:47 am
Thanks Suzane.
 

Carol H (229)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 5:09 am
noted, thanks Suzane
 

Ruth R (246)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 9:43 pm
Fire was a natural part of the west, before man stopped fires. When the fires came they burned some of the trees, and some of the plants, brush, clearing the area to allow for seeds of some trees to be released out of seed covers and take root in the soil. The fires left many meadows with larger trees standing, and some smaller trees starting to grow. {Today,leaving the larger trees, and harvesting the small trees for wood will help to keep the fire more natural when the fires come through. This would be done before the fires come through.}
 

Ruth R (246)
Tuesday July 26, 2011, 9:48 pm
{Today,leaving the larger trees, and harvesting the small trees for wood will help to keep the fire more natural when the fires come through. This would be done before the fires come through.}
 

Robert O (12)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 12:14 am
How depressing and scary. Climate change is a serious issue. Thanks for the article Suzane.
 

. (0)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 1:06 am
When I was in fourth grade, I think it was, I remember reading a story about animals caught in a forest fire, The horror of it!

I have not forgotten.

 

caterina caligiuri (69)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 2:38 pm
thanks
 

David C (80)
Wednesday July 27, 2011, 7:39 pm
thanks, just one more reason we ALL need to wake up and accept reality, one day the earth will fight back and it will be us in peril....
 

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday July 28, 2011, 10:03 pm
Very concerning. Humans need to cut CO2 emissions from industry, deforestation, cars and agriculutre pronto.
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday July 29, 2011, 4:45 am
Ruth R. Managing forests to minimize fires is good practice. What is alluded to in this article is "Superfires" which are caused by prolonged dry conditions and then super hot and super windy conditions. These fires can't be compared to fires that are not forced by climate change.
These fires are truly scary.
 

Jonathan Cook (13)
Tuesday September 6, 2011, 12:52 pm
Now, almost 900 homes have been destroyed in just 48 hours by the worst wildfires in Texas history. Yet, Rick Perry still refuses to do anything about the global warming that has been scientifically linked to the increased severity and extent of wildfires. Rick Perry fiddles while Texas burns!
 
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