This preview extrapolates the future increase in burn area predicted by Chao Wu et al. in this issue of One Earth to consider the inevitable increase in fire-derived pollution and implication to human health. Although these global-scale predictions are concerning, understanding future fire at regional scales will be more beneficial for policy action and mitigation applications.
French, Nancy H. F.; Loboda, Tatiana V.; Puett, Robin. 2021. Consequences of a future increase in fire: the human health perspective. One Earth 4(4):487-488. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.03.008