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Forest wildfires could actually help combat climate change. Here’s how

Some wildfires help clear undergrowth and stop more powerful fires from occurring. Image: Unsplash/Michael Held

Johnny Wood
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a graph showing the increase in US wildfire frequency is an indicator of climate change
The increase in US wildfire frequency is an indicator of climate change. Image: EPA

this diagram shows where the climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires.
Climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of wildfires. Image: UCSUSA

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a structure burned by the Caldor fire is seen in Twin Bridges, California, U.S., September 1, 2021
Making forests climate-resilient could help reduce the destruction caused by super wildfires. Image: REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci

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