A major scientific report presents the starkest warnings of the devastating effects of climate change on the economy, health and environment of the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming, the damage will knock as much as 10 percent off the size of the American economy by century’s end.
“One of the big warnings there is about the potential for increased fire in the southeast,” said Andrew Light, a contributor to the report and a senior fellow at the World Resources Institute.
The report says the continued release of greenhouse gases from cars, factories and other sources will make fires more frequent, including very large fires that burn more than 12,400 acres. And wildfire risk in the United States won’t just be a Western problem.
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