Arctic fires will add to climate chaos

A study published in late February has revealed that Arctic forests burned frequently in the last period of global warming, further increasing the load of carbon dioxide in the air and adding to the warming. The computer models used to predict the impact of climate chaos have not taken Arctic forest fires into account because they have been unknown in human history. With the Arctic ice-sheet melting faster than predicted by any of the models, it appears likely that the effect will be seen within decades.

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