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The tropics on fire: scientist's grim vision of global warming

Date : 16th February 2009, Source : The Guardian (UK)



Tropical forests may dry out and become vulnerable to devastating wildfires as global warming accelerates over the coming decades, a senior scientist has warned. Soaring greenhouse gas emissions, driven by a surge in coal use in countries such as China and India, are threatening temperature rises that will turn damp and humid forests into parched tinderboxes, said Dr Chris Field, co-chair of the UN's Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/feb/16/chris-field-wildfires-tropical-forests





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