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The California Wildfires, Global Warming, and Nuance

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyOctober 24, 2007 10:02 PM


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Well, the region in which I've made my new home is on fire...though I'm not there right now...and inevitably, global warming issues are starting to be raised. I myself haven't had time yet to dig into the science--which I know exists--on the relationship between global warming and an increased risk of wildfires. But assuming that others may have done so, here's an open question for you all to contemplate and, hopefully, answer:

Assuming you're an environmentalist who wants to be scientifically accurate, how would you couch your message right now about the climate-wildfire relationship?

Fire away...

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