"Climate Change Link to Fires Ignites Senate Committee"

"Climate change crept into the discussion of fire management at a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing yesterday, despite Republicans' tiptoeing around the issue.

As fires like the voracious Wallow Fire spread throughout the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior are being pressed to offer solutions.

Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell, one of the witnesses present at the hearing, cited research from within the service to link fires and climate change."

Tiffany Stecker reports for ClimateWire June 15, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Scientists See More Deadly Weather, but Dispute the Cause" (New York Times)

"Doctors Prepare Their Professions to Explain and Treat Climate-Related Symptoms" (ClimateWire)

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