Findings and implications from a coarse-scale global assessment of recent selected mega-fires

In many parts of the world, the number of large wildfires has been increasing at an alarming rate. Among them, so-called “mega-fires” have emerged. These extraordinary conflagrations are unprecedented in the modern era for their deep and long-lasting social, economic, and environmental impacts. This paper examines eight mega-fires from around the globe. It attempts
to discern patterns in the causal and contributory factors underlying the mega-fire phenomenon.