4.5 Why the world needs to worry about wildfires

Why is there an increase in wildfires around the world? How does this impact air quality? Are wildfires affecting our health?

Joining our host, Dr. Alex Lathbridge, today is Dr. Emily Fischer, Atmospheric Scientist at Colorado State University. Dr. Emily shares her research and insights around wildfires, their impact on our health, and the chemistry climate interactions that happen during and after a wildfire.

Dr. Emily also goes into detail about her research interests, sharing key information on both field-based and modeling approaches to investigate the sources of atmospheric trace gases to remote environments.

If you want to know more about Emily's work around climate science then visit her YouTube channel: @ScienceMoms

Hosted by Dr. Alex Lathbridge.

Produced by Hiren Joshi, Hannah Macdonald, Lizzy Ratcliffe.

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