Post Profile






Climate change has doubled the size of forest fires in Western US

Over the past three decades, man-made climate change has doubled the total area burned by forest fires in the Western US. A new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that the difference from 1985 to now is staggering. 30 years ago, just 2.9 million total acres burned, but in 2015 10.1 million acres were destroyed during fire season. The researchers pointed most of the blame on man-made climate change – which is responsible for warmer, drier weather which allows fires to thrive.
read more

share

Related Posts


Climate change has doubled western US forest fires, says study

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : EurekAlert: Earth

(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) A new study says that human-induced climate change has doubled the area affected by forest fires in the US West over the last 30 years. According to the study, since 1984 heightened tempe...

Image: Fires overtake landscape in the Mississippi Valley

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Physorg: Earth

The Mississippi Valley (and total Southeast U.S. including the Plains) actually sees more fires every fires season than the Western States which tend to receive a lot of national attention.  The main difference is that the fires in ...

Study: Human-caused climate change has doubled western US forest fire area

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : EurekAlert: Earth

(University of Idaho) Human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of land burned in western US forest fires over the past three decades, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Idaho and Columbia U...

Climate change is making forest fires worse

News : The Raw Story

Man- made climate change has made forests in western U.S. drier and hence easier to burn since 1984, researchers have found. The study, published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said high tempe...

Western forest fires doubled by climate change in last 30 years

Lifestyle / Green Living : TreeHugger

A new study says that since 1984, heightened temperatures and aridity have caused fires to spread across twice as much area as they would have otherwise.

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC