Contact: Kathryn Hansen
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: This shows the Whitewater-Baldy Complex wildfire in Gila National Forest, New Mexico, as it burned on June 6th, 2012. Scientists calculate that high fire years like 2012 are likely occur two to four times per decade by mid-century, instead of once per decade under current climate conditions.
Credit: Kari Greer/USFS Gila National Forest
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