Explained In 90 Seconds: How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires

Sep 13, 2013
From the Rim fire, still ablaze in California, to the Black Forest fire that burned more than 500 homes in Colorado, wildfires are becoming more destructive. In this video, Matthew Hurteau — assistant professor of forest resources at Penn State University — explains how warming temperatures, prolonged drought, and a century’s worth of fire suppression policy are “priming the system to make it more flammable.”