Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Climate Cited in Northern Wildfires

Summary, NYT
In the Northern Hemisphere, rising temperatures, drying trees and earlier melting snow cause number of wildfire. These causes would be made by global warming. And the heat may be causing an increase in lightning, which often sets off the most devastating wildfires. 
The weather pattern, El Niño has been pumping a huge amount of heat from the ocean. It plays a big role for this year's wildfires. 
The fires and burning fossil fuels throw carbon dioxide into the air. That accelerate global warning. And lightnings, which sets off fires are nearly impossible to control. 
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