NASA sounds the alarm on fire risks of climate change

August 10, 2013 11:56 PM

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NASA sounds the alarm on fire risks of climate change

The space agency releases an animation that dramatically shows how the risk of fire may increase in North America throughout the century.

The Waldo Canyon Fire in Pike National Forest near Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2012. Claiming about 350 homes, it was the worst fire in Colorado history. Until this summer, that is, when the Black Forest fire wiped out more than 500 homes and killed at least two people.

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