Approximately 30% of our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are absorbed by the remaining forests and land ecosystems. However, new studies are showing that the increasing global temperatures might transform these natural “sinks” into carbon “sources”.
The smoke released from forest fires causes very poor air quality and drastically reduces visibility. The northwestern Ontario fires in summer of 2021 (which increased in quantity when compared to previous years) led to high levels of air pollution in southern Ontario due to atmospheric circulation. This is not good for us at all.