Underestimated fires’ impact on global warming

February 24th, 2010

“Fires are obviously one of the major responses to climate change, but fires are not only a response — they feed back to warming, which feeds more fires,” Thomas Swetnam of University of Arizona said. Russian forests contain more than 50% of the carbon stores in the Northern Hemisphere. Some burnings in Siberia exceeded the size of the US State of Virginia in recent years.

Source: Fire Influences Global Warming More Than Previously Thought – Science Daily

Date: 29 April 2009

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