No continent is spared by these mega fires, which have decimated millions of hectares of forests over the past 10 years.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change notes an increase in natural disasters, directly linked to climate change. The forest is an ecosystem in its own right, harboring a biodiversity essential to the survival of future generations.
Boreal forests are essential and irreplaceable carbon sinks. They grow slowly and are mainly composed of resinous trees. Temperate forests are our composed of deciduous broadleaved trees, which are very diverse.
Drought, climate change, insect attacks, storms and mega-fires are decimating European and Asian forests. The renewal conditions are very disturbed there.
We are all affected by climate change, which is leading to increasingly frequent, increasingly widespread and intense disasters and fires. It is an infernal spiral because the mega-fires release carbon dioxide and black carbon into the atmosphere which promote climate change. And climate change favors fires…