Watch Australia's 'Gasoline Trees' Cause a Small Grass Fire to Explode Into a Scorching Threat

In this clip from the premiere episode of 'Angry Planet,' storm chaser George Kourounis experiences firsthand the fiery effects of Australian eucalyptus trees coming in contact with grass fires.
Apr 15, 2015·
TakePart Staff

In the Season 4 premiere episode of Angry Planet, Kourounis travels to Australia to explore the fiery consequences of climate change on the Australian landscape, especially when it comes to the dangerously hot bushfires that rule its summer.

About Angry Planet

Angry Planet is the place to be for extreme encounters with our rapidly changing environment. Host George Kourounis comes face-to-face with the stark effects of Earth’s evolving climate as he visits the world’s most dramatic and fearsome natural phenomena. Kouronis meets the people who are living in the world’s threatened locations to bring viewers a new perspective on our tempestuous planet and the perils it faces. The series travels to the volcanoes of the Pacific, the coldest city on Earth, Brazil’s treacherous Amazon River, and the deep caves of Laos in search of the unmistakable changes that are endangering Earth’s delicate ecosystem.

This team doesn’t shy away from danger—it goes looking for it. Kouronis has descended into some of the world’s fiercest volcanoes, stood up to the toughest hurricanes, chased violent and unpredictable tornadoes, and withstood unbearable heat and cold to bring viewers face-to-face with the extremes this Angry Planet has to offer.

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