Wildfires are burning in most provinces and territories across Canada. And the impacts are not limited by the country’s border. New York City was one of the worst places on the planet for air pollution last week, with the sky turning orange at times, due to the smoke from wildfires burning to the north in Quebec.
Meanwhile, new research is showing links between the largest producers of fossil fuel & cement and wildfires. The peer-reviewed study looked at the 35 year period since 1986. It was found that fossil fuel producers and cement manufacturers were accountable for 37% of the burned forest area in Western Canada and the United States.
The Carbon Almanac reminds us that cement and fossil fuels are two of four main causes of carbon dioxide emissions.
Wondering what you can do? There is power in your voice, your vote and your wallet.
- Tell a friend or ten.
- Share your concerns with your government representatives.
- Learn the source of your electricity. Perhaps it is possible to use one that isn’t dependent on fossil fuels.