Wildfires in Canada

Deforestation, whether accidental or deliberate, is frequently measured in Belgiums. Today The Independent reported that “There have been 4,148 fires so far this year in Canada, destroying more than 38,000 square miles – an area three times the size of Belgium.”

Reuters (via Yahoo News) opted for a more granular calculation. “Some 24 million acres – an area the size of Belgium and Ireland combined – has been burned since May.”

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