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Climate Change and Fires in Great Central Valley, California, USA

37.7N 121.7W

April 18th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Fires

USA – April 17th, 2013

Although the Great Central Valley of California appears quite peaceful from above, a look at the full image reveals several fires, marked by red squares. Scientists have attributed an increase in fires in this region to factors such as extended drought, forest die-offs from insect infestation and human encroachment, while insisting that the main culprit is climate change.

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