Photos of a Changing World: Forest Fires in British Columbia

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The 52,000 acre Kelly Creek fire in the Cariboo section of British Columbia, Canada, 2009. (Photo: Nina Berman)

Trees killed by pine beetles serve to accelerate and worsen forest fires. The 2009 fire season in British Columbia, Canada, was one of the worst in the province’s history, and climate change has only increased the number and intensity of forest fires exacerbated by beetle-killed trees.

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