By the end of the 21st century, the risk of catastrophic forest fires may increase by 50%.
According to Sky News, this is the conclusion came UN experts in the report of the program on the environment.
The United Nations urged to treat forest fires, like any other natural disasters, by the type of devastating earthquakes and floods. Experts say even the Arctic is facing an increased fire risk.
The UN has called for a radical change in the distribution of public spending.
“The number of forest fires is on the rise. The whole world must change its position on fires. We are currently responding to wildfires when it is almost too late. We need to invest more in preparing for and preventing them,” – emphasized expert Tim Christofferson.