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Audibleecoscience is a database of podcasts on subjects related to global change biology. It is designed as a resource for the general public and for educators looking to assign "required listening" to their students. Reviews of each podcast and links to the original source have been provided by students taking the IB107 class at the University of Illinois. The database is fully text searchable or you can browse on your favorite subject...
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Climate Change Buoying Wildfires Across Country

Media Source: NPR
Program Name: All things considered
Show Name: Climate Change Buoying Wildfires Across Country
Broadcast Year: 2012
Original Link:

Forest fires are caused by natural things like lightning, or in some cases humans, but the overarching problem is that these fires are becoming more intense because of droughts and dry vegetation that is undeniably the result of climate change.  Some people might not even believe in climate change, but the truth is the ratio of all time high to all time low temperatures in the 2000’s were 10:1, whereas in the 60’s and 70’s they balanced each other out.  This is clear evidence that our planet is warming up and that these increasing high temperatures are not the result of natural variability. 

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