Siberia, Italy, Greece, Albania, Spain, Turkey and of course California – there were serious forest fires in many countries this year. “That The balance between nature and fire changes“says Johann Goldammer from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry. In California, for example, there used to be a fire between May, September and October, but it was quiet in the winter months.” Our colleagues in North America are now observing, that the fires burn practically all year round“Warns the fire ecologist. The cause? Climate change. Some forestry experts are therefore trying to make forests more” fire-resistant “. A topic that is also being discussed in Germany. From two perspectives, because” fire-resistant “also means that we have to cut back on it Make biological diversity in the forest. Why are fires useful? Why rural exodus favors forest fires? Why are most of them not natural disasters? Answers are available in the ntv climate laboratory.
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