The World Meteorological Organization labeled summer 2019's arctic and boreal wildland fires "unprecedented." In the first episode of In This Climate, Janet, Jim, and Emily explore with scientists and policy experts how and why this circumpolar fire season was so significant and what we can do moving forward.
How the Arctic caught fire
7:00 - Siberian wildfire story, featuring Mark Parrington, Angelina Davydova, and Kate Birdy
13:15 - Interview between Janet McCabe and Joel Clement, with contributions from Edward Alexander
28:15 - Interview between Jim Shanahan and Nancy Fresco