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Mapping the scale of Canada’s record wildfires

Canada is experiencing its worst wildfire season on record with tens of thousands of people being driven out of their homes and the federal government forced to deploy the military to several regions over the past months. Nearly 200 homes and structures have been lost or damaged by the wildfires burning in Kelowna, British Columbia. Cooler conditions have brought some relief to the region even though smoke continues to blanket the country’s westernmost province. While Canada experiences fires every summer, this year’s blazes have scorched at least 15.3 million hectares (37.8 million acres) of land, nearly 10 times more than 2022 and roughly the size of New York state.According to the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC), 1,036 active fires are burning throughout Canada with 652 categorised as “out of control”, 161 as “being held” and 223 considered to be under control. https://www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2023/8/23/mapping-the-scale-of-canadas-record-wildfires

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  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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    wild fires are becoming a devastating everyday,starn action needs to be taken as soon as possible

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      Dear johnte ndeto Your climate warning has received over 50 agrees! We have reached out to Government of Canada by email and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! To reach more people and increase the chance of a response, click the Share button above to share the review on your social accounts. For every new member that joins We Don't Have Time from your network, we will plant a tree and attribute it to you! /Adam, We Don't Have Time

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      • George Kariuki

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        To address the root cause of the wildfires we need a multi-faceted approach,

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