Wildfire is transforming Alaska and amplifying climate change | Curio

Wildfire is transforming Alaska and amplifying climate change

25 mins | Oct 14, 2021

How the dangers of high-latitude fire are being ignored. Wildfires across Alaska are increasing in frequency and size. It may change the "entire region from one that absorbs more carbon than it emits to one that emits more carbon than it absorbs." Randi Jandt - an expert in Alaska fire ecology - and Alison York - a researcher at the International Arctic Research Center - explore how extensive wildfire is accelerating climate change and transforming landscapes and ecosystems across the high-latitude environments, with enormous implications for the rest of the world.

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