The effects of climate change were felt all across Vancouver recently with the drifting of smoke, which choked out sunlight and people alike. Wildfires have grown in intensity and frequency as a consequence of rising global temperatures and the myriad of natural processes it disrupts or exacerbates. Warmer global temperatures mean warmer fuel, leading to hotter, more persistent burns, which becomes less and less controllable as it leaps from fuel source to fuel source.
I imagine a future where fire management is conducted sustainably and effectively. Controlled burns are an extremely effective way to reduce the potency of wildfires by burning away fuel before it becomes overstocked. Currently, what holds back controlled burns are fears that it may spiral out of control, but these concerns can be mitigated with experienced crews of firefighters. If the frequency of controlled burns are raised, then we can prevent the resurgence of powerful, uncontrollable blazes, and have a return to more sustainable, natural wildfires. #Unleashedvalues