hundreds of huge sequences, the the biggest tree In the world, California may have been killed by wildfires in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, which have burned nearly 85,000 acres since the fires last month, The Associated Press informed of.
According to Christy Brigham, head of resource management and science at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, fifteen huge sequoia groves in the parks have been burned by the fire, including 5,000 trees. The Associated Press said.
According to the National Fire Tracker, more than 2,000 firefighters are working to contain the fire and 11% of it has been brought under control. inciweb.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are home to the General Sherman Tree, one of the largest trees in the world, and numerous groves of giant sequoias, known to have a maximum lifespan of 3,400 years. National Park Service.
The ongoing fire began after a lightning storm on 10 September, causing two fires that later merged and became the KNP Complex, inciweb.
Scientists say climate change caused by humans has made wildfires worse new York Times reported carbon dioxide released Climate is affected when vegetation burns. California fires produced more than 75 million metric tons of carbon dioxide between June and August, more than double the same period last year, new York Times Reported based on findings from the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service, which provides information on air pollution and health and greenhouse gases.
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How much The damage is caused by the KNP complex, The Associated Press Brigham reported.
According to The Associated Presswildfire in california have devastated More than 3,000 square miles and more than 3,000 homes and buildings have been destroyed so far this year. This has led to years of drought due to hot and dry weather, fire suppression, and climate change that have increased wildfires in the West.
California fires may have killed hundreds of giant sequoias (The Associated Press)