In its recommendations, FAO calls for more comprehensive fire management and improved monitoring of wildfire emissions, underscoring that greenhouse gas emissions can perpetuate a dangerous feedback loop.
Focusing on mega-fires and demonizing large burns comes with its own set of risks, warned Keane. Large fires can sometimes be a good thing for the landscape -- as long as they don't endanger lives.
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