Graphics Library >> Millennium Ecosystem Assessment >> Number of major wild fires b ...

Number of major wild fires by continent and decade since 1950

Number of major wild fires by continent and decade since 1950

File type Download Size Language
.jpg .jpg Download 66 kb -
Uploaded 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2007 Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Description:
Within industrial countries, the area burned by fires is declining but the number of major fires is increasing. In the United States, for example, the area burned has declined by more than 90% since 1930, while in Sweden the area burned annually fell from about 12,000 hectares in 1876 to about 400 hectares in 1989.
Downloads: 117     Rating: 3
  • Estimated total reactive nitrogen deposition from the atmosphere (wet and dry) in 1860, early 1990s, and projected for 2050
  • Water withdrawals in 2050
  • Proportion of population with improved drinking water supply in 2002
  • Changes in forest area
  • Inland water and mountain systems
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment - Sub-global assessments
  • Annual flow of benefits from forests in selected countries
  • Number of ecosystem services enhanced or degraded by 2050