The Brutal Fight Against Wildfires — and Climate Change — in Alaska

We traveled to remote corners of Alaska to document the effects of climate change there — namely violent forest fires that dwarf anything the rest of the United States experiences. Alaska is warming twice as fast as the lower 48, and as its permafrost melts and its forests burn, it’s giving off huge amounts of carbon, meaning that this remote frontier is a principal driver of climate change for the rest of the continent and the world.

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