Forest Fires Caused By Weather, Not Climate (radio broadcast)
Media Type: Video
  • National Geographic Radio
Date: April 2015

Cataloging Information

  • climate change
  • fire incidence
  • weather patterns
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Record Last Modified: August 30, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 20354


Climate change is to blame for many destructive natural phenomena. But Mark Finney, a research forester with the US Forest Service, says that climate change isn't the cause for a seeming increase of fires around the western United States. Finney says that weather, even a dry week or two, can set the stage for a fire. And while controlled burns, or "prescribed fires," are the most effective treatment against wildfires, Finney suggests that people leave them to professionals, even around their yards.

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