Monday, July 17, 2006

Baby, It's Hot Out There II

Sometimes, it's not that hard to connect the dots. Westerling draws a convincing correlation between wildfires and climate change.  See 7/6/06  Environmental Law Prof Blog post on Westerling wildfire study But, just in case you're "skeptical," look at this year's data.  The National Weather Service reported that the first half of 2006 has been very hot.  See 7/14/06 Environmental Law Prof Blog post on US weather   Now, look at the wildfire figures for thus far in 2006.  So far, we have had this year 64,155 fires that have burned 4,281,825 acres.  That compares with a 10 year average to date of 46,617 acres that burn 2,479,710 acres.

Climate Change, Economics, Energy, Forests/Timber, Governance/Management, North America, Physical Science, Sustainability, US | Permalink

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