Warming to Ignite the Carbon Bomb

Inter Press Service: Rising temperatures are drying out northern forests and peatlands, producing bigger and more intense fires. And this will only get much worse as the planet heats up from the use of ever larger amounts of fossil fuels, scientists warned last week at the end of a major science meeting in Vancouver. "In a warmer world, there will be more fire. That`s a virtual certainty," said Mike Flannigan, a forest researcher at the University of Alberta, Canada. "I`d say a doubling or even tripling of fire......

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