The Science of Wildfires

So, what is fire, exactly? What causes fires in the wild, and how do we put them out? SciShow answers your burning questions about the science of fire. (See what we did there?)

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Sources:
http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fire-understanding.pdf
http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news/2013/08/wildfires-projected-worsen-with-climate-change

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https://www.hcn.org/issues/44.16/fire-scientists-fight-over-what-western-forests-should-look-like


http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059941462
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