A Warming Planet Makes Northeastern Forests More Susceptible to Western-Style Wildfires

Source: Inside Climate News

InsideClimate News

Wildfires like the ones that devastated the West Coast this year could become more common in the Northeast, as rising temperatures dry out more forested areas. Last year, 11,000 acres of the New Jersey Pine Barrens burned, after dry and windy conditions turned a seemingly innocent bonfire into an inferno. Some Northeast policymakers are already enacting new measures to mitigate future risks.


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