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Posted Tue Jul 30 2013: from RTCC:
Alaska forest fires 'worst for 10,000 years'
There have always been fires in the cold forests of Alaska. Periods of burning are part of the ecological regime, and fires return to black spruce stands of the Yukon Flats at intervals of tens to hundreds of years. But recent evidence suggests that fire is about to come back with a vengeance - or, in the language of science, "a transition to a unique regime of unprecedented fire activity".
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'Doc Jim says:
It seems that many things are "unprecedented" and part of a "unique regime." Goddamn it.

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