How The Fires Can Affect Climate Change


Source: Josh O'Connor

“Wildfire” by USFWS/Southeast is marked with CC PDM 1.0

It’s obvious that the smoke from wildfires would contribute to climate change, but how much would it really do? Wildfires, like normal fires, release carbon dioxide on a far larger scale than normal fires. When the carbon dioxide goes into the sky it breaks down the ozone that was protecting us from the sun. When the ozone breaks down it causes the earth to heat up more.