Flames put the world’s forests in harness

Between 2002 and 2022, 123.18 million hectares of forests have been lost to flames, and during the last five years, sixth-generation fires -also called mega-fires or firestorms- have become increasingly frequent, devastating thousands of hectares at great speed. The transformation of land use, climate change, the abnormal warming of the North Atlantic Ocean and the El NiƱo phenomenon, aggravated by rising temperatures, threaten the planet with an increase in forest fires.

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