Unavoidable Grief and Sadness as we helplessly witness Wildlife and humans suffering the wrath of wildfires
Unavoidable Grief and Sadness as we helplessly witness Wildlife and humans suffering the wrath of wildfires. 2019 is one year that came with huge numbers of wildlife all over our planet. Whereby the wildfires unleashed their wild part.
What wildfires took from us
We lost a good population of our wildlife to these fires. From indigenous ones, and even the exotic ones. Photos in the social media tried to bring into perspective what these poor creatures went through. And it was heartbreaking. Some were trapped and had to suffer the fire consumption helplessly.
They lost their homes and friends.
Vegetation cover suffered too. And with the high temperatures, things got bad really fast. The trees were cleared by the giant fires in the forests, and very few barely survived. Unlike wildlife, that tried their luck by moving away from the fires. The trees had no option but get consumed, grilled to their roots.
We have also lost human lives to these fires, both for those who live near forests and those who had come to assist wildlife and other people.
With them, the property was destroyed and consumed by the raging fire.
What is being left behind by the wildfires
Massive carbon dioxide in our skies
As the fires consume whatever is on its way, it emitted dangerous carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Hence contributing to the existing global warming.
Fire rarely leaves anything behind. It clears anything on its path. Leaving our land naked and prone to more harm. With no vegetation cover, natural resources are diminished and life gets exposed.
The land is no longer able to hold moisture and our atmosphere gets really dry.
The wildfires are believed to have been worse by climate change, and they seem to be getting worse each season.
Sadly, they have been reported human activities that lead to these fires too. Where arrests have been done, but more criminals are intentionally worsening these wildfires conditions.
Time to act is now and we have no more time to think about whether we should invest in climate action. We have no choice, but a responsibility to embrace.
Climate adaptation and mitigation should be our guiding steps.