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Climate change forces US Forest Service to shift its strategy on larger fires

KPCC: Climate change is forcing the US Forest Service to rethink how it fights large wildfires. Global warming has increased the intensity of fires, forcing the USFS to spend more and more of its money fighting them. Now the agency has decided that it should be less aggressive in attacking big blazes, so long as they are not threatening property. In 1991, the US Forest Service's spent 13 percent of its budget on fire management. Today, because of climate change, that figure is more than 50 percent,...