Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “What’s causing wildfires? | Inside Story” – below is their description.
The last few months have seen a number of devastating weather events made worse by climate change.
Countries around the world are seeing unprecedented changes…
Last month, a small village in western Canada set that country’s highest record, with nearly 50 degrees Celsius.
Scientists say average temperatures are on the rise…
Wildfires seem to appear more often and more destructive.
And Europe has seen its worst floods in a generation…
So, what’s behind all this? –
And is climate change now a bigger worry than it’s ever been?
Presenter: Halla Mohieddeen
Crystal Raymond – Climate Adaptation Specialist at the University of Washington.
Mark Diesendorf – Honorary Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales.
Cristiane Mazetti – Senior Forest Campaigner at Greenpeace Brazil.
– Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Canada
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.
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