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Wildland fires, a double impact on the planet

Publication United Nations Environment Programme, 2004
Collection Environment Alert Bulletin; 3
Abstract Wildland fires annually burn an area half the size of Australia and generate nearly 40% of total anthropogenic carbon dioxyde (CO2). Their impact in terms of deforestation, climate change and loss of biodiversity is significant. The year 2003 was one of the worst in history in terms of loss of human life and damage to the environment and infrastructure. Although fires are a natural part of many ecosystems, 90% are caused by human activities.
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Research groups Pôle/Institut Gouvernance de l'environnement et développement territorial (PI-GEDT)
ISE Pôle Sciences
ISE Pôle Informatique environnementale
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PEDUZZI, Pascal et al. Wildland fires, a double impact on the planet. In: 2004. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:23130

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