When people think of raging wildfires, they worry about Bambi, not Kermit.
wildfires ignited by the K/T impact.
The concepts have been adapted from Australian incident control systems (22) used at large wildfires.
The threat of catastrophic wildfires seems to have become more severe.
Therefore our results show that the fossil record indicates that the impact of Chixculub did not generate sufficient thermal power to ignite extensive wildfires.
Risk workshop report - Peak District (moorland wildfires) (pdf, 317KB ).
Unlike hot summer wildfires the lichen and reptile interest is unharmed and the impact on invertebrates is minimal and short term.
Therefore, fossil charcoal provides a unique tool to assess the extent of wildfires ignited by the K/T impact.
Risk workshop report - Peak District (moorland wildfires) (pdf, 317KB).
In other areas of the world, increased temperature in the summer and fall increases the evaporation rate and means more droughts and wildfires.
Heat waves increase the risk of wildfires and result in the death of tens of thousands of people.
It comes with a price though, as the area is known for its natural disasters such as earthquakes, mudslides, and wildfires.
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