Wildfires Expected to Increase in Southern Half of South-America

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The warming global climate has different effects around the world. Arid regions are impacted different than rainforests, or coral reefs, or polar regions, etc. Scientists at the University of Colorado in Boulder have released a study that shows that for the Southern half of South-America, the frequency of wildfires could increase significantly: "Climate models suggest an increase in SAM [the Southern Annular Mode, a climate oscillation that creates low atmospheric pressure in the Antarctic that is tied to warmer and drier conditions] beginning in the 1960s due to greenhouse gas increases and Antarctic ozone depletion probably will cause this region to be drought-prone and fire-prone for at least the next 100 years." More at UCB. See also: Even Penguins that Don't Live on Ice Feel Impact of Global Warming


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