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

some wildfires, like this one here in Portugal, may actually help forest ecosystems

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

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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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