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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. 

Calling it a test day, fire officials in Colorado say they'll soon learn if the progress they've made against a blaze near Colorado Springs will hold as the weather begins to turn against them. (June 30)
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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.

"What we're seeing is a window into what global warming really looks like," Princeton University's Michael Oppenheimer said during a telephone press briefing. "It looks like heat, it looks like fires, it looks like this kind of environmental disaster ... This provides vivid images of what we can expect to see more of in the future."

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