Humans vs. Wildfires

NHK Documentary

50m 00s
Broadcast on March 12, 2023 Available until March 12, 2024

Wildfires can be caused by natural factors such as lightning, but humans also play a large role. In California, which has witnessed some of the most widely publicized examples in recent years, a housing crisis is pushing more people into areas where fires are common. And firefighters are falling victim to PTSD, even suicide. But researchers have found that humans can play a greater role in prevention. Through ancient practices and improved technology, we can reduce the toll of these deadly events.

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