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Thursday, June 28,2012

Connecting the dots

How climate change is fueling wildfires in the West

By Amanda Staudt
Western wildfires have dominated headlines in June — but media coverage focuses only on effects, while ignoring a major cause. We hear about an increase in the number and intensity of wildfires. And separately, we hear about ongoing global warming, like how May was the second-hottest on record globally behind only May 2010. Why aren’t those dots being connected?
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