Environment Buzzword: Start fires to fight fires Part 2

Large areas around the globe, including Canada and the Mediterranean, sweltered under an intense heat wave this summer, and firefighters battled to put out blazes.

The situation has reignited discussions on the human-fire relationship, especially against the backdrop of climate change. CGTN talked to fire experts in fire-prone countries, including Australia, Canada and the United States, on rethinking the human approach to fire management. The solution might surprise you. Watch the video to find out more.

About the Environment Buzzword series

CGTN talks to people from across the world whose lives have been affected by environmental issues, such as climate change, plastic pollution and biodiversity loss and then hears about possible solutions from experts in each field. We have talked to Australian experts to learn about a new type of disease caused by plastics in seabirds. We listened to Greenland residents to understand the impact of glacier melting, and we learned from residents in low-lying coastal villages that they are facing sea level rise on their doorsteps. The list goes on. Stay tuned!

For more: Environment Buzzword: Start fires to fight fires Part 1

Editors: Chen Chen, Xu Wen, Gao Yuxin

Video editor: Xu Wen

Cover image designers: Xing Cheng, Li Jingjie

Chief editors: Wang Dewei, Yang Yan

Producers: Zhou Jun, Xing Fangyu

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