Wildfires are part of nature and play an important role in shaping ecosystems by acting as agents of renewal & change. However, in addition to destroying properties, wildlife & human lives, they also endanger human health & contribute to #climatechange by releasing major greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Climate-related crises such as floods or storms, & drought or water scarcity are unravelling, with an enormous impact on human security. Scientists worry that higher spring & summer temperatures are causing longer dry spells and increasing the likelihood of droughts & prolonged wildfire seasons. 📷 REUTERS