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Canada: 'Not all fires are worth fighting'

15 Oct 2014, Vancouver Sun

'Resilience will become more important as climate trends point to more years similar to this year with a summer drought that started sooner and lasted longer than normal,'Lori Daniels, an assistant professor in forest and conservation science in the University of British Columbia's faculty of forestry explains...

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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1984 30,000
Flood 1997 29,000
Wildfire 1989 25,000
Flood 1996 12,000
Wildfire 1998 8,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
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