Flash floods and water contamination after large-scale wildfires are emerging as real hazards in Australia and many other places, threatening drinking water, ecosystems, infrastructures and recreational activities.
Though coverage of the Australian fires was slow to take off, it’s begun to capture more international attention, while highlighting the effects of climate change.
Federal, state and local government agencies are increasingly recognizing indigenous burning as an ecosystem component and restoration technique.
2018 brought several new records for disastrous and deadly wildfires in California.
The long-term effects of breathing this cocktail are unknown.
"I want us to go humbly to the very people our culture tried to exterminate to listen to what they can teach us. "
"The costs of inaction greatly outweigh the costs of taking action on climate change. We can still reduce future damage and suffering if we act quickly and dramatically to reduce carbon emissions."
Our newly published results reveal that climate change has exposed the national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the country as a whole.
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