For­est fires get­ting more fre­quent. Is cli­mate change the rea­son?

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While In­dia has al­ready wit­nessed seven to eight ma­jor for­est fires this year, coun­tries around the world are ei­ther busy fight­ing sim­i­lar fires or have sounded alerts for them. Most for­est fires in In­dia this year were in and around na­tional parks and sanc­tu­ar­ies. Among the for­est fire in­ci­dents that oc­curred out­side pro­tected ar­eas, the ma­jor one was in the first week of Fe­bru­ary on Mount Japfu, Na­ga­land's sec­ond high­est peak

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