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Sabine Hossenfelder: Backreaction: Are wildfires good?

PhysicsSabine Hossenfelder: Backreaction: Are wildfires good?


Wildfires have made a lot of headlines recently. Climate change, they say, has made them worse. But some ecologists now say that suppressing wildfires is a bad idea and will just make things worse. You read that right, they say we should just let it burn — so long as no people are in danger. Does that mean small wildfires are actually good? Let’s have a look.



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