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Predicting Wildfires In A Warmer World

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This wildfire ignited along Idaho Highway 55 and was started by people. Scientists say as the climate warms, fires like this one will become common place in many parts of the world. (Photo by Sadie Babits)

Climate change has already brought warmer temperatures, rising sea levels and melting glaciers. Now, researchers believe global warming will cause major shifts in wildfire patterns around the world. As Sadie Babits reports, scientists hope to predict where future wildfires will light up:

A related article on the report

A map of current wildfire activity around the world

The National Interagency Fire Center

Producer: Sadie Babits
Release Date: June 15, 2009
Running Time: 3:30

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