Factoid Friday: January 13, 2023
A recent report published by the UN, predicts that global wildfire events will increase by about 50% by the end of the century due to global warming and changes to land use patterns. Based on current trends, regions that were previously unaffected by wildfires will “very likely to experience a significant increase in burning”, including remote northern regions like the Arctic, in drying peatlands and on thawing permafrost. Experts say that we need to invest more in fire risk reduction, and strengthen global commitment to fight climate change.
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