Wildfire

British Columbia 2017-18 Wildfire Has Increased the Fire Risk by up to Four Times

The record-breaking wildfire during July 2017 in British Columbia, Canada is raising concerns regarding the climatic change and other environmental impacts. The two-hectare wildfire heading to more than 50 new fires that started throughout B.C. drove the ordering of numerous evacuation alerts and the announcement by the Government of British Columbia regarding the provincial state of emergency. From July of 2017 to September 12th, 2017, there were more than 150 fires burning all over the province that had burnt a total of 12,161 sq. km. by the end of the fire season of the same year. The total area burnt in these fires was recorded as the largest, which was further increased in the following year as British Columbia had witnessed more than 2K wildfires burning approximately 13,500 square km. of land by November 2018.

The severe smoke caused by these fires spread across Canada and Ireland and it was not just the environment that was affected by these fires but also led to the cancellation of the flights and further impacted the tourism.

According to the scientists, the aftermath of these fires that have influenced the environmental change in Canada is more than just a mere threat as the human influence is bringing the drastic change in the climate, the effects of which are already being felt by the Canadians. They have further warned about the more recurrent and higher fires as an outcome of this climatic change.

Daniela is America News Hour journalist and an expert in Finance, agricultural investments, economics, financial markets, new media, international relations & politics. Daniela has been a writer and editor for the past 11 years. She started out as a freelance content writer. Today, her articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, BuzzFeed and many more.

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