Climate Change and Megafires in Our Backyard

This series highlights the work of leaders in environmental and climate science, regenerative agriculture, economics, and ecosystem health, specifically focusing on those who are involved in promoting civic action and social justice.

Across the globe, wildfires have become larger, more extreme, and more destructive. Higher temperatures caused by climate change are leading to drier forests and an intensified fire cycle. At the same time, communities in fire-prone regions are growing at unprecedented rates; resulting in more structures and people in the path of wildfire. Listen to a conversation with Dr. Jennifer Balch, University of Colorado Boulder, and Stephen Pyne, author and emeritus professor from Arizona State University, to learn how wildfires are changing, and what it means for our communities.‚Äč

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