A Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken on 25 Mar 2004 shows smoke in the sky from fires burning in Southeast Asia.
[Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC]
“Wildfires are not just a consequence of climate change or global warming—they’re also an active participant.”
—Xin Huang of Nanjing University, coauthor of a recent study in Science that suggests large fires can create feedback loops that alter local weather and subsequently amplify the fires.
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