FOREST FIRE (IMAGE) University of Barcelona Caption The patterns the study detected represent a shift in a historical trend over a period of more than 50 years (1950-2000) during which the surveillance and fire-fighting services had reached a reduction or stabilization of the burnt area and the fire-induced CO2 emissions in many areas in the Mediterranean basin. The dynamics have changed with the arrival of climate change. Credit UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA Usage Restrictions Credit must be given to the creator. License CC BY Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.