September 26, 2022
Wildfire is one of the most poorly understood “players” in our Earth system. While not all fire is bad, there is a rapid increase in devastating wildfires worldwide. On the occasion of the launch of the AXA Chair in Wildfires and Climate at the Technical University of Crete, Dr. Apostolos Voulgarakis presented in a master class held on 21 September 2022, the main challenges that science and society face regarding future wildfires. After the introduction by Dr. Ioana Dima-West, Senior Science and Natural Perils Manager at AXA XL, Dr. Voulgarakis explained how fires could shape our climate, emphasizing on boreal and Arctic regions, where wildfires may have the ability to drastically impact Earth’s climate in the decades to come.
The master class is available on replay below.