Western wildfires and climate change

The Union of Concerned Scientists have produced this infographic about how climate change could affect wildfires in the western United States.Western Wildfires infographic

In addition to the total number of fires or the number of large fires, one of the more telling statistics is the average size of fires.

Average size of wildfires, by decade, Lower 49, 1990-2012

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About Bill Gabbert

Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of WildfireToday.com and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+