Wildfires will become more frequent due to rising temperatures, but study finds changes will be far from uniform

April 5, 2018, University of Missouri-Columbia

Scientists have long believed that wildfires would become more frequent as global temperatures rise, but comparatively few studies have forecast fire behavior by region. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that while wildfires in the U.S. will become more frequent overall in the future, changes will not be straightforward and uniform, as it is likely some regions will see decreases in wildfires. (full article)

 

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