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This video takes a look at the nature of wildfires. We team up with wildfire expert Dr Tom Smith from the London School of Economics and Political Science to look into the three primary components required for intense wildfires: fuel, climate and recent weather, and sources of ignition—both natural and human. The video also looks at global wildfire occurrence and the natural resilience of some ecosystems to this hazard.
Written and developed by: Tom Smith, Rob Parker, Harriet Ridley, Tim Parker.
Videography by: Josh Carron, Harriet Ridley.
Living with Fire: The USGS Southern California Wildfire Risk Project by USGS (public domain)
Kīlauea Volcano - Spattering (Aerial Between Fissures 16 and 20) by the USGS (public domain)
Indonesia on Fire by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is licensed under CC BY 3.0