"You can't say it's climate change just because it's an extreme condition," said Colorado state climatologist Nolan Doesken. So far, Doesken told LiveScience, the spring of 2012 looks much like the spring of 1910, when warm temperatures hit early. That year, he said, was a bad one for fires.
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Fire activity for the last 100 years has been remarkably low compared to the past three millennia, Bartlein and his colleagues concluded.