Every year, wildfires cause CO2 emissions equivalent to those of the European Union, which has severe consequences for human health, biodiversity, and wildlife around the world.
Climate change and wildfires mutually reinforce each -other, and the fires we hear about today are increasingly intense and last longer.
But not all wildfires are bad. Some fires can actually be beneficial for the environment.
Watch this episode of Climate Brief to learn the most important facts about wildfires, how they are started and how we can prevent the most destructive ones.