VIDEO: Climate Effects On Wildfires Explained In 90 Sec

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Tue August 27, 2013

VIDEO: Climate Effects On Wildfires Explained In 90 Sec

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Drought and forest management are big topics in Colorado. More so, following this summer's destructive Black Forest Fire and the 2012 fire season. Penn State Professor Matthew Hurteau explains more on climate's link to fires in this video.
Source: YouTube · Via: The Atlantic
"Well, with prolonged drought, what you're doing is priming the system to make it more flammable. The other side is that we got roughly a century of fire suppression policy. So now, what used to be open forest is pretty closed canopy forest, so there's a lot more trees." - Matthew Hurteau