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Why Do Wildfires Occur?

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Why Do Wildfires Occur?

Thesis: Even though a lot of precautions are being held by governments in recent years, the

increase of wildfires is a global problem as their damages are getting higher and higher from

day to day with the reasons of a plenty of human activities, accidental fires and natural causes.

I. First of all, one of the main reasons of wildfires lies behind human greed aiming at

more land to use with several purposes.

A.   Villagers’ effects

      - The transform of forests

a. Opening new farms (Lindsey, 2008)

b. Pasturage of more cattle

B.   Industrial Development (Butler, 2008)

II. Secondly, the carelessness of people causes to many wildfires every year since nobody

is aware of what disasters they are leading to.

Sourced by sparks

1. Discarded cigarettes (Marnewick, 2009)

2. Match heads (Post, 2006)

III.       Lastly, in spite of widespread struggles against to the wildfires, there are some several

out of control reasons that are not sourced by human beings.

Disasters

1. Floods

- El Nino-like events (Butler, 2008)

2. Droughts (Westerling, 2006)

Why Do Wildfires Occur?

Humanity is nothing in the absence of nature. Knowing this well, it must protect the nature and learn how to live without giving harm to it. Forests are one of the substantial parts of nature and they host the most significant populations of land-living creatures since the earth exists. They have been started to give great damages by growth of urbanization especially after Industrial Revolution which started in England around 1850s. Nowadays, it is entered to an irreversible path with the rapid increase of global warming. Furthermore, its effects became visible during the last decades and something must be done anyway. Even though a lot of precautions are being held by governments in recent years, the increase of wildfires is a global problem as their damages are getting higher and higher from day to day with the...

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