Forest Fire

Les feux de forêts et de tourbières tuent immédiatement ou à petit feu. L’inhalation des particules et des fumées toxiques dégrade la santé humaine et la santé animale. Les incendies de forêts sont des producteurs et des exportateurs à longue distance de pollution. La destruction des forêts par le feu accélère l’érosion, les inondations et les glissements de terrains.

Forest Fires: Beware the Radioactive Fallout

3 Aug 2010

Forest fires and slash and burn farming are a major source of air pollution and greenhouse gases which in his book “Forests: The Shadow of Civilization”*, Professor Robert Harrison suggests to call the “fever effect”.

Russia is an expert in the matter. Satellite observations show that the extent of forest fires is always downplayed by the authorities. 2 million hectares were declared burnt in 2003 while 14 million were observed. During the summer of 2006, cinders and soot from fires around St Petersburg caused high concentrations of particles and air pollution in Finland, Scotland and Northern England. Forest fires are an important source of mercury scattering in the atmosphere.

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