Inside Story

What’s causing wildfires?

Countries around the world are dealing with devastating wildfires made worse by climate change.

The last few months have seen a number of devastating weather events made worse by climate change.

Countries around the world are seeing unprecedented changes.

Last month, a small village in western Canada set that country’s highest record, with nearly 50 degrees Celsius.

Scientists say average temperatures are on the rise. Wildfires seem to appear more often and more destructively and Europe has seen its worst floods in a generation.

So, what’s behind all this? And is climate change now a bigger worry than it’s ever been?

Presenter: Halla Mohieddeen


Crystal Raymond – Climate adaptation specialist at the University of Washington

Mark Diesendorf – Honorary associate professor of environmental sciences at the University of New South Wales

Cristiane Mazetti – Senior forest campaigner at Greenpeace Brazil