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Title Earth On Fire : A Catalyst Special.

Published Australia : ABC [broadcaster], 2014 June 03 at 20:30:00.


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Physical description 1 streaming video file (58 min. 54 sec.) ; 355469802 bytes
Summary Science has a new name for an ancient force: MEGA-FIRE. "The metaphorical equivalent of an atomic bomb - that's what a Mega-Fire is - it's muscular, it's mean, it's big and it's aggressive," states Professor David Bowman Plant Science University of Tasmania. Over the past decade, every forested continent has seen an alarming surge in large, uncontrollable fires. We live in a time when fires are reshaping landscapes in ways unprecedented in human history. Even iconic forests especially adapted to burns are being destroyed. In a climate of rising temperatures and shifting rainfall; amid debate about whether fire disasters are natural or man-made; what does the rise of mega-fires mean for life as we know it and for Australia in particular? In Australia, catastrophic Mega-Fires are tearing the landscape apart. It means we all have to rethink how to live on this flammable continent. In this Catalyst special, reporters Anja Taylor and Mark Horstman travel to opposite sides of the planet - Mark to Tasmania and Anja to America, in order to find out more. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Ingrid Arnott is series producer.
Audience Classification G ACMA.
Other author Horstman, Mark, host.
Taylor, Anja, reporter.
Armstrong, Bill, contributor.
Bowman, David, contributor.
Mcdowell, Nate, contributor.
Swetnam, Tom, contributor.
Vincent, Bob, contributor.
Whight, Sandra, contributor.
Subject Atomic bomb.
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects.
Endangered ecosystems.
Forest fires -- Environmental aspects.
Wildfires -- Environmental aspects.