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June 25, 2004

Burning Down the...Forest?

BC is experiencing rampant wildfires right now. From the Vancouver Sun:

Nearly 50 new forest fires started on Wednesday, bringing the total to 260 wildfire burning around the province.Last year at this time there were 101 fires, in what turned out to be the worst year ever.
We've known for a while that conditions in BC are ripe for wildfires. The connection between global climate change and the region's odd weather in recent years is, of course, uncertain and difficult to prove. But where there's smoke...

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