When they do controlled fires they greatly reduce the chances of there being an extreme wildfire in that area. When they do a prescribed fire it 's to get rid of all the dead wood and debris that when left be can act as fuel for a wildfire later. Last year alone there were 69,151 recorded wildfires which burned up to 10,125,149 acres. If it were not for controlled fires these numbers would be greatly increased. Plus in this process of eliminating the forest debris it also helps by warding off invasive species that threaten native animals and their communities.
Forest fires have eaten away at wild life for years and will continue to run their course through the vastness of the United States, however the idea that humans should simply leave the forests alone to burn how they please is not a smart one.The United States Forest Service should continue thinning out forests and setting small fires to decrease the effect that these fires have on the nation. The fire that rushes through the nation when the weather gets dry and warm is not only destroying the forests, but is also destroying American homes. This year alone over five million acres of land have been destroyed by wildfires. Although that is a large amount of area, that number has decreased from the year before which spouts over nine million
In this case, the ash resulted in extensive crop damage and livestock losses that caused a famine, which lost one-fifth of the population of Iceland. In reference to IBTimes, the excessive amounts of ash in the air also intensified asthma and lung diseases in local citizens. In addition, the glacial outburst floods (jökulhlaups) caused damage to infrastructure, citizens, and the land. Since these floods can occur suddenly and release large volumes of water and ice, it’s a hazard to citizens in regard to drowning or being swept away. Also, infrastructure can be damaged and the land may be altered through modification, erosion, and/or
Killing thousands of trees and animals and destroying hundreds of homes and even sometimes people. I can’t help but wonder what are the best approaches to ending Wildfires? Wildfires is something that you can’t just end but you can try to prevent, with trying to predict climate change and knowing the beneficial aspects of fires while knowing when the right time is to Debris Burn. In
First, it is important to understand the interesting ways that wildfires may begin. Humans cause 90% of wildfires, other way wildfires happen because of the heat or lighting and lava could cause wildfires to start. Wildfires move quick so don’t be there to watch what happens get out of there as quick as you can. Second thig is what is the cause and effects of Wildfires .There is a lot of cause and effects when there is wildfires, first humans can lose family, jobs and homes from wildfires. Another thing that is effect by wildfires is animals.
The Vietnam War had a major impact on especially on itself. After the war there are many side effects that are still affecting the people in Vietnam. Agent Orange is an herbicide chemical used to stop crops and vegetation from growing in order to extinguish the crops that feed the Northern Vietnamese. Twenty million gallons of it was used in that time. It has left a serious ecological and human impact on Vietnamese people.
The use of weedkillers does not harm this intricate relationship of plants. For example, sagebrush allows the retention of moisture which might have helped the grass the farmers have planted but they have killed everything in the way of the growth of the new grass. The removal of the sagebrush also ruins the lives of animals that need it (antelope and sage grouse). A removal of one species of plant can easily affect the whole ecosystem, potentially crippling it. Use of herbicide on roadsides can damage the aesthetic appeal and the environment around it.
In Ancient Egypt, floods were good, however, in the U.S.A., floods are bad. Floods knock down houses and destroy stores. Floods can be good or bad, it just depends on where you live. Storms start forests on fire with lightning. It kills a lot of plants and animals.
Agricultural products could end up unmarketable since it contains contamination. Pesticide destroys the beauty of roadsides by killing fern and wildflower of native shrubs adorned with blossom and berry. The roadsides are actually one of sources to attract the tourists (Carson, 44), therefore it reduces income from tourism. Calculation of the treatment for this damage also costs heavily annually because the facts are unknown during the time (Carson, 47). Though some profits may come into chamber of commerce for increase of product selling, yet the compensation to environmental destruction may be twice or
Among other factors that contribute significantly to deforestation are property rights. Private ownership protected forests to some extent during the imperial reign. The ownership right was passed to the Peasant Association during the Derg regime for management as a community resource. These forests were not only poorly managed but they were sometimes exposed to accidental fire and even reportedly set on fire deliberately which then allowed free grazing rights and free cutting of fuel wood after burning. Such practices have a negative effect on proper management of natural forest resources and ultimately the land is easily degraded (Asefa 1994).