Thursday, 10 August 2017
Wildfires in Greenland
The fires are thought to be burning peat deposits, which is something that the Trust seeks to avoid through our work with the Wildfire Forums in England, Wales & Scotland and in revising the Muirburn Code for Scotland.
Burning peat destroys the sensitive peatland vegetation to leave bare ground that erodes quickly. Burning peat releases large amounts of greenhouse gases that had been stored as carbon in the peat, and these gases are drivers for climate change.
See the full report on BBC News.