The topic climate change is now not just confined to the books of environmental science. It’s the growing concern for today’s generation.People are experiencing a transition in environmental behavior. The drastic transformation is ALARMING.
Recently, there has been brutal fire season worldwide.Lebanon forests witnessed the worst wildfires in decades.An estimated 3,700 acres burned and thousands of people from southern Lebanese towns like Damour and the Chouf region, were forced to evacuate.The lack of resources led to the severe spread of fire.Before the breakout, in Lebanon, the temperature was several degrees higher than the maximum temperature recorded in years for the month of October.
George Mitri, a professor and director of the Land and Natural Resources Program at Lebanon’s University of Balamand and experienced in forest fires told that he issued several warnings about the increased threat of forest fires but government didn’t paid any attention to them.Also, Lebanese Civil Defense firefighters aren’t equipped to fight forest fires.
These effects are not just confined to an area but are affecting us as a whole.Forest is home to millions of species.It provides food, shelter, fuel and a lot of resources for sustenance.