VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live - Mapping moorland wildfires using satellite technology

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Release date: 30/6/2018

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Dr Gail Millin-Chalabi, School of Environment, Education and Development, spoke on BBC Breakfast, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and BBC Radio 5 Live Stephen Nolan programme about what causes wildfires, and how to predict them using satellites and radar. Her comments were also picked up and reported by The Daily Express.

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TitleBBC Radio 4: Today
Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
Media typeRadio
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date30/06/18
DescriptionDr Gail Millin-Chalabi, School of Environment, Education and Development, spoke on BBC Breakfast and the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 about what causes wildfires, and how to predict them using satellites and radar. Her comments were also picked up and reported by The Daily Express.
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b845dw
PersonsGail Millin-Chalabi
TitleBBC Breakfast
Media name/outletBBC Breakfast
Media typeTelevision
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date30/06/18
DescriptionDr Gail Millin-Chalabi, School of Environment, Education and Development, spoke on BBC Breakfast and the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 about what causes wildfires, and how to predict them using satellites and radar. Her comments were also picked up and reported by The Daily Express.
URLhttps://nwconnected.co.uk/university-start-up-envirosar-ltd-a-satellite-technology-company-focused-on-peat-moorland-and-heathland-wildfires-aims-to-expand-rd-efforts-nationally/gail-millin-chalabi-bbc-breakfast-2/
PersonsGail Millin-Chalabi

Media contributions

TitleThe Express
Media name/outletThe Express
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date30/06/18
DescriptionAcademics and researchers from the University of Manchester have now warned that the horrific Saddleworth incident could become a recurring event in Britain.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Dr Gail Millin-Chalabi warned that Britain could be set for a dangerous surge in wildfires.

This warning follows an unprecedented heatwave in the UK, with record-breaking temperatures and fears of a hosepipe ban in the country.

Dr Millin-Chalabi, who specialises in wildfires, claimed that Britain should be investing in ways to manage and predict wildfires.

BBC host John Humphrys asked the academic: "Are you concerned that there will be more fires due to climate change?"

She responded: "The weather conditions have been unprecedented for this time of year if we look at what is happening in Greater Manchester.

"We have had a month of very hot sunny weather, temperatures around 24C and higher. It peaked at 30C on Tuesday.

"We have had hotter days in the past but the consistency of these hot spells is different.

"When you have a wildfire, within a few days you get a downpour of rain.

"But, we haven’t had that this time, and it doesn’t look like we will.

"We want to use satellite images to watch the country and predict patterns of wildfires."
URLhttps://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/981849/UK-weather-warning-British-heatwave-wildfires-Saddleworth
PersonsGail Millin-Chalabi
TitleBBC Radio 5 Live: Stephen Nolan
Degree of recognitionNational
Media name/outletBBC Radio 5 Live
Media typeRadio
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date30/06/18
DescriptionDr Gail Millin-Chalabi, School of Environment, Education and Development, spoke on BBC Breakfast, the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and BBC Radio 5 Live Stephen Nolan programme about what causes wildfires, and how to predict them using satellites and radar. Her comments were also picked up and reported by The Daily Express.
URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070jd4
PersonsGail Millin-Chalabi

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