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

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, Bill Gabbert now writes about it from the Black Hills. Google+