Fire scientist David Bowman gives a heartfelt testimony of the danger of catastrophic bushfire around his hometown of Hobart, Tasmania. As record bush fires continue to plague the country, the work of Bowman and his colleagues to understand the causes and consequences of these events becomes ever more pressing.

Archive footage courtesy of ABC Australia

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WildFIRE PIRE is a National Science Foundation supported research project to understand fire, climate, and people globally.

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