Climate Change and Wildfire: What it means to tribes and how we can adapt

    Over the last 100 years, average global temperatures have increased by approximately 1.2° C (2.2° F) due to increasing atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2). As the seasons progress, forests have less summer water source making them more prone to drought and ultimately, more vulnerable to wildfires. Tribes can adapt to increased wildfire risk and reduce wildfire occurrence.

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    Northern Arizona University
    USDA Forest Service