Number of wildfires to rise by 50 percent by 2100 and governments are not prepared, UN experts warn

February 25, 2022 5:35 pm


Climate change and land-use change are projected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with a global increase of extreme fires of up to 14 percent by 2030, 30 percent by the end of 2050 and 50 percent by the end of the century, warns a new UN report. It calls for radical change in government spending on wildfires, shifting from reaction and response to prevention and preparedness.

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