New Study Shows Increase of Wildfires Across the World Due to Climate Change; How Could Humans Reduce the Risk?

New research shows that wildfires are on the rise worldwide due to climate change, but how human decision-making and policy can be useful in controlling regional influences.

According to the study, man-made climate change serves as a “push” to increase the risk of global fires.

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The study, conducted by a multidisciplinary research team led by East England (UEA) in the United Kingdom, found that human climate change is a “push” to increase global fire risk, according to Science Daily.

Climate change is increasing the hot and dry conditions that ignite the fire, which increases the risk of large-scale wildfires, making landscapes more frequent and worse.

The consequences of future climate change are expected to worsen, with each additional degree increasing the risk of wildfires.

Climate models show that due to global warming up to 1.1 degrees Celsius, the frequency of fires in areas such as the Mediterranean and the Amazon is relatively low compared to previous climates.

Significantly, global warming will continue to increase from 2 ° C to 3 ° C if it continues in its current form, and this is happening in all parts of our planet.

Climate Models Past climate change has significantly increased some of the most recent and destructive wildfires in the western US, Australia and Canada.

The article was co-authored by scientists from the USA, Swansea University, the University of Exeter, the Met Office in the United Kingdom, the CSIRO Climate Science Center in Australia, and colleagues from the United States, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands.

It looks at how historical, current and future fires are related to a variety of factors affecting fire activity, climate, human activity, land use and variable plant productivity, all of which have a significant impact on how wildfires start and so on. Spread out on a flat surface.

Read more: The study shows how wildfires trigger major forest changes

How can we stop wildfires?

The area between your home and nearby trees and grass is known as a protected area.

You can reduce the risk of fire in your home by changing how you take care of your home and property, as described in the Red Cross.

Of course, even if we can extinguish man-made fires, there can still be a threat of natural disasters, such as lightning.

Measures to prevent sparks or lightning from igniting uncontrolled fires should also be included in defense efforts.

Fortunately, by carefully planning and maintaining the landscape around our home, people can reduce the risk of small fires turning into wildfires.

Using the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) zone concept, people can create a safe space around their home.

Consult a local landscape or state-of-state fire resistance website on the Firewise website of the National Fire Protection Association.

To reduce the likelihood of flames erupting between bushes and trees, provide some space between them.

Remove dead branches from trees and prune them on plants and shrubs six to 10 feet high.

Cut regularly on a grass-covered area so that the grass does not grow more than four inches.

Get rid of fallen leaves, pine cones and other dried plants, as well as dead and dried plants.

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