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More Catastrophic Fires Ahead for Western U.S.

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March 05, 2012 08:27PM
ScienceDaily (Feb. 27, 2012) — Catastrophic wildfires are on the rise in the western United States and a set of conditions may be contributing to a perfect storm for more fires, according to NAU's Scott Anderson, professor in the School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability. Anderson said increased fuel loads in the forest are a result of fire suppression, a practice that, when combined with a projection of increasingly drier climates ahead, spells a recipe for increasing disaster for forested ecosystems.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120227111050.htm
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More Catastrophic Fires Ahead for Western U.S.

Rick942March 05, 2012 08:27PM



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