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Climate change is making forest fires more severe

Devastating wildfires are partly a result of a national policy that for many years suppressed fires in America's forests, leading to more dead trees and brush. CBS News environmental correspondent David Schechter reports today’s hotter temperatures, due to climate change, leave the forest highly flammable.
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