The intensity and breadth of the wildfires in Australia have drawn attention to the effects of climate change and the need for greater commitment to counter the global environmental crisis. What are the scientific and political links between the fires and climate change? Doug Becker speaks with Wenju Cai and LeRoy Westerling. 

Wenju Cai is the Director of the Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research (CSHOR).

LeRoy Westerling is a Professor of Management of Complex Systems at the University of California, Merced. Westerling is an expert in applied climatology.

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