Forest Fires and Climate Change in the 21ST Century

  title={Forest Fires and Climate Change in the 21ST Century},
  author={Mike D. Flannigan and Brian D. Amiro and Kim A. Logan and Brian J. Stocks and B. Michael Wotton},
  journal={Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change},
Fire is the major stand-renewing disturbance in the circumboreal forest. Weather and climate are the most important factors influencing fire activity and these factors are changing due to human-caused climate change. This paper discusses and synthesises the current state of fire and climate change research and the potential direction for future studies on fire and climate change. In the future, under a warmer climate, we expect more severe fire weather, more area burned, more ignitions and a… 
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