Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.
3. Climate change is bound to increase the risk of forest fires further and the case for vice-versa also holds true, with suitable case studied critically analyse the statement.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is from the context of the 2019-20 bushfire crises that coincided with Australia’s hottest year on record.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss the impact of forest fires frequently being witnessed in the world and in what way climate change has been at the centre of causes leading to such fires. Also explain the interlinkages between the two.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.
Structure of the answer:
Discuss the incidence of recent forest fires witnessed in Australia.
Forest fires have a significant impact on global atmospheric emissions, with biomass burning contributing to the global budgets of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide.
Discuss the concept of forest fires, causes and consequences; both positives and negatives.
Explain then the effect of climate change upon the forest fires.
And the vice-versa impact of it.
Conclude with suggestions as to what should be done to overcome the threats posed by forest fires.