People who struggle with anxiety are known to have moments of “hair on fire.” IOW, letting your fears take over is like setting your own hair on fire. Currently the media, pandering as always to primal fear instincts, is declaring that the Arctic is on fire, and it is our fault. Let’s see what we can do to help them get a grip.
1. Summer is fire season for northern boreal forests and tundra.
From the Canadian National Forestry Database
Since 1990, “wildland fires” across Canada have consumed an average of 2.5 million hectares a year.
|Recent Canadian Forest Fire Activity||2015||2016||2017|
|Area burned (hectares)||3,861,647||1,416,053||3,371,833|
|Number of fires||7,140||5,203||5,611|
The total area of Forest and other wooded land in Canada is 396,433,600 (hectares). So the data says that every average year 0.6% of Canadian wooded area burns due to numerous fires, ranging from…
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