Laramie, Wy – Some scientists fear global warming could stoke ferocious wildfires in the Western United States.
Recent studies have tied rising temperatures to an upswing in widespread forest fires, particularly in the Western U-S.
Thousands of scientists and forestry officials from around the world have gathered today in San Diego and they are urging policymakers to consider the effects of global warming when managing wildfires.
Scientists say they are already seeing fire seasons have grown longer or more severe in the Rockies.
If the trend continues, some predict frequent wildfire outbreaks that will be even harder to put out.