Climate change has revealed itself in many ways, not the least of which are the the wildfires that ravage forests across the world. No single fire or even fire season in a given region can be attributed to climate change; however, the ongoing trend of hotter, drier seasons is a clear indication that anthropomorphic climate change is having an immediate and dramatic impact on wildfires across the globe. Not only are carbon-absorbing forests being lost but much of the carbon that was stored in those forests is being released into the atmosphere. The implications are clear and dire; we must act with urgency to address climate change and prevent the further loss of forests.
The images displayed in this gallery are from the province of British Columbia in Canada, with a special focus on the community of Burns Lake where fires in the region destroyed hundreds of thousands of hectares of forested and agricultural land, along with many home and properties.