Recent years have seen record fire seasons in many parts of the globe, including California, the Amazon Rainforest, and Australia. These wildfires have burned millions of acres of land, forced businesses to go bankrupt, and caused dramatic costs for response efforts and in lives lost. Scientists are actively researching how the effects of climate change are changing the incidence and severity of wildfires. In this briefing, our panel of scientists—including project scientist Dr. Zach Zobel from the Woods Hole Research Center, and Prof. Erin Hanan of the University of Nevada, Reno—discuss recent research developments in the science of climate change and wildfires and their implications for the U.S. and globe.

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