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➔ Global impact of climate change on wildfires may have a neutral effect as a warmer planet brings more rain, dampening fires

➔ Shifts in wildfire may occur where forested areas become drier and hotter, severely affecting populated parts of Russia, Mongolia, or Australia

➔ The marginal effect of climate change is difficult to predict because of wind and rain uncertainties and because good international data monitoring fire damages is lacking

➔ Wildfire occurrence has links to now more prevalent heat extremes and drought which increase the probability of fires