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Press Release 11-193

Scorched Earth: The Past, Present and Future of Human Influences on Wildfires

A new framework for evaluating human influences on wildfires is developed

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Photo of a wildfire.

Satellite studies indicate that more than 30 percent of the Earth is subjected to frequent fires.

Credit: NOAA


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Jennifer Balch of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis discusses human contributions to wildfires.

Credit: National Science Foundation