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Large Wildfires Across West 7 Times More Common Than 40 Yrs Ago

Posted by feww on September 19, 2012

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,274 Days Left

[September 19, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,274 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

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Average temperatures in U.S. West up 3°F as fire season grows 75 days

Western wildfires exceeding 10,000 acres have grown in frequency seven times compared with the 1970s, according to a new report, The Age of Western Wildfires.

Years of fire suppression “may have left the forests of the West particularly vulnerable to big fires,” however, “rising spring and summer temperatures, along with shrinking winter snowpack, have increased the risk of wildfires in most parts of the West,” the report said.

The report highlights based on analysis of 42 years of U.S. Forest Service records for 11 Western states show, compared to the average year in the 1970’s, in the past decade there were:

  • 7 times more fires greater than 10,000 acres each year
  • About 5 times more fires larger than 25,000 acres each year
  • Twice as many fires larger than 1,000 acres each year, with an average of more than 100 per year between 2002 and 2011, compared with less than 50 during the 1970’s
  • The burn season is 75 days longer than 40 years ago.
  • Wildfires burn twice as much land area compared with 40 years ago.
  • Annual average number of fires larger than 1,000 acres has almost quadrupled in Arizona and Idaho, and has doubled in California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
  • Full Report (PDF)

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