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.
(For Washington Post and National Geographic sources, click the words to be brought to the source page)
- Forest Management
- Climate Change
- 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
“News Theme” by Kevin MacLeod licensed under CC BY. Edited to be shorter but content was not changed.
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