Wildfires are rampaging. Some are calling for prescribed burns to help

While over 1,000 fires are still active in Canada's worst wildfire season, flames ravaged the Hawaiian island of Maui in August, killing at least 115 people according to the latest tally. 

As wildfires have been making headlines this summer, CGTN spoke to fire experts from Australia, Canada and the United States to discuss how to reduce the blazes under the backdrop of climate change. 

Some are calling for "prescribed burns" for help, a practice of intentional burning to clean the dry grasses and other flammable materials before a wildfire could occur.

Watch this one-minute video to learn more. 

About 'One Minute With' series

CGTN Nature talks to experts from across the world about life-changing environmental issues, such as climate change, plastic pollution and biodiversity loss, and learns about possible solutions. "One Minute With" features the interview highlights into short videos to get to the heart of the argument fast. For in-depth discussions on each topic, stay tuned for our Environment Buzzword series!

(Cover image designed by CGTN's Yu Peng and Liang Qian; video edited by CGTN's Yang Yiren)

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