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"Zombie fires" are real, and poised to worsen with global warming

"Zombie fires" may sound like something straight out of science fiction, but they're a real phenomena that is likely to become more common in the area ringing the Arctic, and possibly the Arctic itself, as climate change continues, a new study finds.

Why it matters: The study, published in the journal Nature, provides conclusive evidence that zombie or "holdover fires" exist and can be monitored, and helps to begin to quantify their impacts on global climate change.

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