Tackling wildfires in Mediterranean forests

The Mediterranean basin is a global wildfire hotspot and the threat of wildfires to forests and society is expected to increase with climate change. Credit: European Forest Institute

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Catastrophic forest fires claimed lives this summer across the world, from California to Portugal and Spain.

The Mediterranean basin is a global wildfire hotspot and the threat of wildfires to forests and society is expected to increase with climate change.

Scientists from the European Forest Institute (EFI) urge a shift in focus on how we tackle this problem, moving beyond the current emphasis on fire suppression.

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Source: Phys.org