Northern Forests at Risk: 2020 Fire Season

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The Arctic is experiencing record heat and wildfires are ramping up across the global north. New research shows northern forest fire frequency and severity are rapidly increasing, releasing large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and worsening climate feedback loops. WHRC scientist Dr. Brendan Rogers will explain how global warming is threatening northern forests, and a panel will discuss climate consequences and possible policy responses.

 

Past
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Address
online
Featuring
Brendan Rogers
Brendan M. Rogers

Associate Scientist

Susan Natali
Susan M. Natali

Arctic Program Director

Peter Frumhoff
Peter Frumhoff

Union of Concerned Scientists

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