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Science Colorado wildfires are 'what global warming really looks like' (+video)

The wildfires ravaging Colorado are a preview of the kinds of disasters that human-caused climate change could bring about, say scientists. 

By Deborah Zabarenko and Laura ZuckermanReuters / June 29, 2012

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Scorching heat, high winds and bone-dry conditions are fueling catastrophic wildfires in the U.S. West that offer a preview of the kind of disasters that human-caused climate change could bring, a trio of scientists said on Thursday.