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Episode 1—Scarred for Life: What Tree Rings Can Reveal About Fire History

May 2012—To anticipate how a changing climate might impact future forest fires, scientists need to understand the past. But how can you tell the frequency and severity of wildfires that occurred hundreds—or, even, thousands—of years ago? Part of the answer lies in tree rings (6:09).

 

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