Wildfires – Influence on air, soil, and water

Recent research has shown children born now will experience twice as many wildfires in their lifetime as their grandparents’ generation. This panel discussed how wildfires affect soil, air, and water, and how the chemical sciences can deliver a big impact in addressing this global challenge.


Chair - Professor Dr. Kris McNeill, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Delphine Farmer, Colorado State University, USA
Dr. Sarah Styler, McMaster University, Canada
Professor Alex Chow, Clemson University, USA
Dr. Cristina Santin, Spanish National Research Council, Spain & Swansea University, UK

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This video is just part of a programme showing chemistry’s role in understanding and tackling climate change covering next-generation batteries, hydrogen, agriculture, carbon dioxide utilisation, and more.
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