Thursday, August 29, 2013
New paper finds a long-term decrease in fire activity
A new paper published in Quaternary Research reconstructs fire activity in Israel and finds, "a long-term decline in fire activity over the past 3070 years, from high biomass burning ~ 3070–1750 years before the present to significantly lower levels after ~ 1750 years before the present." The paper corroborates several other peer-reviewed papers demonstrating a long-term decrease in fire activity and that current levels of fire activity are not unusual or unprecedented.
Posted by MS at 12:28 AM