Let's Talk Global Warming

Episode 18: Wildfires

December 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 18
Let's Talk Global Warming
Episode 18: Wildfires
Show Notes

While wildfires are often described as freak accidents or simply too many fallen trees on the ground, global warming is playing a massive role in the recent, brutal wildfire seasons. In this episode, we discuss how a wildfire forms, what's causing them to become worse, and the effect worsened wildfire seasons will have on our communities.


Sources
(For Washington Post and National Geographic sources, click the words to be brought to the  source page)
Washington Post
-   Forest Management
-   Climate Change
National Geographic
  - Benefits of Wildfire
  - How they Start
  - How Climate Change Is Making Wildfires Worse

UN Environment Programme https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/effect-wildfires-sustainable-development#:~:text=Wildfires%20release%20harmful%20pollutants%20including,those%20who%20suffer%20direct%20impacts.
World Resources Institute https://www.wri.org/blog/2020/us-fires-climate-emissions#:~:text=The%20western%20U.S.%20wildfire%20season,melting%20earlier%20in%20the%20season.&text=Burned%20area%20has%20increased%20across,and%202020%20is%20particularly%20bad.
Union of Concerned Scientists https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/infographic-wildfires-and-climate-change
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/12/ecosystems-could-once-bounce-back-wildfires-now-they-re-being-wiped-out-good
AZCentral: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2018/12/12/climate-change-environment-less-snow-earlier-snowmelt-leads-more-wildfires-global-warming/2282994002/ 

 Music:
“News Theme” by Kevin MacLeod licensed under CC BY. Edited to be shorter but content was not changed.
Song Profile https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4122-news-theme/
Author’s Profile https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/artists/profile/9-kevin-macleod/
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