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How to survive wildfires: let's do as nature does

14.11.2018
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Trees grow thicker bark and animals burrow for protection. We can use similar techniques to save human livesCalifornia wildfires rarely killed civilians in the 20th century. The Griffith Park fire killed 29 in 1933, while 25 died in Oakland in 1991. Now, for the fourth time in just over a year, California wildfires have become deadly. Within the span of 13 months, nearly 100 civilians have died in wildfires in California, and that devastating number is likely to grow based on the missing persons tally from the town of Paradise.The increasing number of fatalities is occurring globally in so-called Mediterranean climates - regions with mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Portugal, Spain, Greece, Chile, Australia, and South Africa have all seen civilian wildfire fatalities in recent years, and communities globally are asking themselves the same question: what can we do? How do we stem the soaring number of wildfire fatalities? Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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