The Effects For Forest Fires – Global Warming And Climate Change
Forest fires are the worst type of natural disaster due to their devastating effects. They scorch the landscape and leave behind a scarred landscape. In fact, the intensity of the impact of the change in the climate due to global warming makes it likely that forests will be the primary focus of global warming adaptation efforts. For some people, the thought of losing their homes and livelihoods is a frightening thought. But, if adaptation strategies are not put into place it will become increasingly difficult to protect the remaining forests and other landscapes against global warming and climate change.
One of the most alarming effects of global warming and climate change is the potential increase in wildfire through natural wildfire and increasing lightning. Increased wildfire can release large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, contributing to climate change. Research shows that in some parts of the world, climate change and wildfire have already reached the point where the balance between oxygen and carbon dioxide is being destroyed. Another research project in New South Wales, Australia, indicates that carbon dioxide released from forest fires may be causing “Arctic ice melt”. The increased melting of the arctic ice will release heat trapped deep within the ice, speeding up global warming and accelerating climate change.
The effects of global warming and climate change are becoming more apparent each day. It is important to act quickly and act permanently to save our environment. Adopt green methods of energy use, reduce your personal carbon footprint, switch to energy efficient appliances, and start thinking green. If you want to prevent the drastic changes we are seeing in the planet’s climate, you must act today. These changes are already happening, but if we don’t act now, they will continue to happen rapidly and completely change our planet for the worse.