The U.S. has had more wildfires in recent years than any other nation, according to a new report released Wednesday by the U.N. agency that oversees climate change.
But the U,S.
ranks 10th in the global wildfire outbreak index, ahead of Brazil, France, India, Turkey, Brazil and Russia.
While the number of new wildfires has been steadily rising in recent decades, the United States has been at a different stage of the global trend.
In 2016, the U.,S.
had more than 6,500 wildfires, compared with just more than 1,000 in 2015.
The number of wildfires across the country has grown dramatically over the last decade, with the nation experiencing more than half a million fires since the early 2000s.
That increase has been fueled in part by increased fire activity from the Northern Rockies, which are among the nation’s most active fire zones, as well as the growing prevalence of large, complex and rapidly changing wildfires, such as the ones that are occurring in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and California.
The report also found that the United Kingdom has had the highest number of fire deaths in recent times, at more than 40,000, and that India has had five times as many wildfires as the United Sates.
Meanwhile, the European Union has reported the highest numbers of wildfires, at 1.6 million, followed by Greece, with 1.2 million.
In the United Arab Emirates, more than 3 million fires have been reported, including 1.1 million in the last three months of 2016.