Why Wildfires Drive Carbon Emissions Through the Roofs

Why Wildfires Drive Carbon Emissions Through the Roofs

Why Wildfires Drive Carbon Emissions Through the Roofs

01/21/20

“Why are wildfires particularly terrible for climate change?”

 

Wildfires are infamous for their disaster potential. However, one of their most lethal side-effects are their ability to drive carbon emissions through the roof. By burning down trees,  large amounts of carbon are released into the atmosphere. This can be seen in California where the emissions sent out by the campfire roughly equal the total power-sector emissions for the same year and in Australia where the ongoing bushfires may have doubled the state’s climate emissions. This is Why Wildfires Drive Carbon Emissions Through the Roofs.

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