STATES CHRONICLE – Experts have been arguing for too long now that we need to act upon the global warming problem. The number of wildfires which started affecting the woods is alarmingly growing. Fauna and flora are jeopardized because some species can become extinct. These terrible events do affect not only humans but also innocent plants and animals. Studies have demonstrated that the risk of forest fires has become double.
Man-made warming has destroyed and endangered the life of so many species living in the woods. Scientists had made public in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that the chances of wildfires have increased during the last thirty years. The area which is in danger now has been growing almost reaching the size of Connecticut and Massachusetts put together.
The lead author of this new study and also a climatologist at the University of Idaho, John Abatzoglou argues that climate change determined people to see these disasters as being normal. They act as if wildfires are part of everyday routine. The changes in humidity levels and the warming season have been amplifying all the harmful effects, causing real disasters.
The air becomes drier because of temperatures rising. Thus, the plants are drying together with all the vegetation and the trees, all their natural juices being drawn by the heat. All these damages are being reinforced to start a fire, mostly during summer. After analyzing the aridity of the woods and annual wildfire information, experts have reached the conclusion that the aridity level had increased by 55% from 1979 to last year.
Abatzoglu has stated that the harm produced by global warming is steadily growing. Another significant factor was the variability of climate change which collided with man-made disasters. A cycle of weather which prevail the Pacific Ocean has precluded storms from affecting the forests in the West. Another cause for these wildfires is constituted by the intervention of the fire-suppression intended by the government. Thus, the forests became more sensitive to the variability of the climate.
The insects which appeared when the weather got warm have affected millions of trees and a lot of vegetation in the West, determining these to become defenseless in front of wildfires. The lack of snowfall was another cause, the earth being drier and therefore more predisposed to spontaneous fires.
Don’t you think that all these effects of the climate change are going to kill thousands of species of plants and animals?
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