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Wildfires and climate change - a new rapid response literature review

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

Do we know how much climate change affects the likelihood or frequency of wildfires like those currently happening in Australia?
UEA and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research run an online platform call ScienceBrief, where scientists gather publications on various topics and summarise the overall evidence.
Scientists have conducted a rapid response literature review of all peer-reviewed studies looking at climate change and wildfire risk.
Journalists came to the SMC to hear the authors of the review and additional panellists discuss what the evidence suggests. They were also happy...
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Expert reaction to Rapid Response Review on wildfires and climate change

1 month ago   |   By Science Media Centre

A literature review, published on ScienceBrief.org by UEA and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, considers all peer-reviewed studies looking at climate change and wildfire risk.
This roundup accompanies an SMC briefing .
Prof Stefan Doerr, Professor of Physical Geography at Swansea University and Editor in Chief of the International Journal if Wildland Fire, said:
“This summarises the latest available evidence very well.
“The overall reduction in global burned area is mainly driven by less fire occurring in areas where they are of limited wider consequence in terms of risk to...
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