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“Climate change, global warming has increased temperatures in the West one degree and that has caused 4 times more fires. Within some decades to a century as warming continues and we continue to get large scale fires we could lose half of the forests in the West.”

Tom Swetnam – one of the world’s leading fire ecologists

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western-forest-fire“You know there are a lot of people who don’t believe in climate change.” (Scott Pelley – 60 Minutes)

“You won’t find them on the fire line in the American West anymore ’cause we’ve had climate change beat into us over the past ten to fifteen years. We know what we’re seeing and we’re dealing with a period of climate in terms of temperature and humidity and drought that’s different than anything people have seen in our lifetimes.”

Tom Boatner – the chief of fire operations for the federal government

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