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The heat produced would also help people stay warm in cold weather, enabling them to live in cooler climates. Another human use for fire in regards to landscape management is its use to clear land for agriculture. Thermal power stations provide electricity for a large percentage of humanity. Fire also kept nocturnal predators at bay. Cool fires are generally conducted in the spring and autumn.
The United States Army Air Force also extensively used incendiaries against Japanese targets in the latter months of the war, devastating entire cities constructed primarily of wood and paper houses. Fire creates a mosaic of different habitat patches, each at a different stage of succession.
Growing population, fragmentation of forests and warming climate are making the earth's surface more prone to ever-larger escaped fires. Users of internal combustion vehicles employ fire every time they drive.
Later the Byzantine fleet used Greek fire to attack ships and men. Slash-and-burn agriculture is still common across much of tropical Africa, Asia and South America.
Fire was the basis of all early thermal weapons. In its broadest sense, fire is used by nearly every human being on earth in a controlled setting every day. They provide a greater variety of environments, which encourages game and plant diversity. For humans, they make dense, impassable forests traversable. They clear undergrowth, burning up biomass that could trigger a hot fire should it get too dense.