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Firefighters work to extinguish a wild gorse fire in the Connemara region of County Galway near Inverin, Ireland, April 25, 2021. REUTERS
Firefighters work to extinguish a wild gorse fire in the Connemara region of County Galway near Inverin, Ireland, April 25, 2021. REUTERS
Firefighters work to extinguish a wild gorse fire in the Connemara region of County Galway near Inverin, Ireland, April 25, 2021. REUTERS
Firefighters work to extinguish a wild gorse fire in the Connemara region of County Galway near Inverin, Ireland, April 25, 2021. REUTERS
A building burns on the campus of the University of Cape, South Africa, Sunday, April 18, 2021. A wildfire raging on the slopes of the mountain forced the evacuation of students from the University. AP
A building burns on the campus of the University of Cape, South Africa, Sunday, April 18, 2021. A wildfire raging on the slopes of the mountain forced the evacuation of students from the University. AP
A helicopter drops water over a fire at Rhodes Memorial on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, April 18, 2021. A wildfire raging on the slopes of the mountain forced the evacuation of students from the University of Cape Town. AP
A helicopter drops water over a fire at Rhodes Memorial on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday, April 18, 2021. A wildfire raging on the slopes of the mountain forced the evacuation of students from the University of Cape Town. AP
Wildfires rage near the village of Tavrichanka, 49km northwest of Vladivostok. The start of a fire season was declared in the region on April 15. For the last 24 hours, there have been registered 38 forest fires of more than 4,000ha in total area, along with 166 thermal anomalies. TASS
Wildfires rage near the village of Tavrichanka, 49km northwest of Vladivostok. The start of a fire season was declared in the region on April 15. For the last 24 hours, there have been registered 38 forest fires of more than 4,000ha in total area, along with 166 thermal anomalies. TASS
Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS
Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, September 10, 2019. REUTERS
Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif. As the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, misinformation about it is shifting to focus more and more on extreme weather. AP
Bruce McDougal watches embers fly over his property as the Bond Fire burns through the Silverado community in Orange County, Calif. As the impact of climate change becomes more apparent, misinformation about it is shifting to focus more and more on extreme weather. AP
A firefighter looks on as he and others work to extinguish a wildfire in the Mourne Mountains, near Newcastle, Northern Ireland, April 24, 2021. REUTERS
A firefighter looks on as he and others work to extinguish a wildfire in the Mourne Mountains, near Newcastle, Northern Ireland, April 24, 2021. REUTERS
Charred trunks are seen on a tract of Amazon jungle, that was recently burned by loggers and farmers, in Porto Velho, Brazil August 23, 2019. REUTERS
Charred trunks are seen on a tract of Amazon jungle, that was recently burned by loggers and farmers, in Porto Velho, Brazil August 23, 2019. REUTERS
The oasis of Variconi between coastal erosion and environmental pollution in Castelvolturno, Italy, 22 April 2021. Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22 April to raise awareness on environmental protection. EPA
The oasis of Variconi between coastal erosion and environmental pollution in Castelvolturno, Italy, 22 April 2021. Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22 April to raise awareness on environmental protection. EPA
A member of the Reef2Reef foundation inspects a coral nursery located at Playa Huerta, in Portobelo, Colon province, Panama, on April 10, 2021. - Every two weeks, Marine Biology students descend about five meters in the sea to take care of a coral nursery of the staghorn species (Acropora cervicornis), with which they aim to restore reefs damaged by climate change and pollution, as part of the Reef2Reef project. AFP
A member of the Reef2Reef foundation inspects a coral nursery located at Playa Huerta, in Portobelo, Colon province, Panama, on April 10, 2021. - Every two weeks, Marine Biology students descend about five meters in the sea to take care of a coral nursery of the staghorn species (Acropora cervicornis), with which they aim to restore reefs damaged by climate change and pollution, as part of the Reef2Reef project. AFP
In this April 11, 2021 photo provided by Matt Saunter, Joao Garriques, left, and Matthew Chauvin load fishing nets onto a ship near Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A crew has returned from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other marine animals on the tiny, uninhabited beaches stretching for more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu. AP
In this April 11, 2021 photo provided by Matt Saunter, Joao Garriques, left, and Matthew Chauvin load fishing nets onto a ship near Kure Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A crew has returned from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other marine animals on the tiny, uninhabited beaches stretching for more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu. AP
In this April 5, 2021 photo provided by James Morioka, Kevin O'Brien, left, and Joao Garriques disentangle a black footed albatross chick on Laysan Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A crew has returned from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other marine animals on the tiny, uninhabited beaches stretching for more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu. AP
In this April 5, 2021 photo provided by James Morioka, Kevin O'Brien, left, and Joao Garriques disentangle a black footed albatross chick on Laysan Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. A crew has returned from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other marine animals on the tiny, uninhabited beaches stretching for more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu. AP
 A man collects garbage, including plastic waste, at the beach of Costa del Este, in Panama City, on April 19, 2021. AFP
A man collects garbage, including plastic waste, at the beach of Costa del Este, in Panama City, on April 19, 2021. AFP
A bird walks amid garbage, including plastic waste, at the beach of Costa del Este, in Panama City, on April 19, 2021. AFP
A bird walks amid garbage, including plastic waste, at the beach of Costa del Este, in Panama City, on April 19, 2021. AFP
Julian Melcer holds a plastic bag filled with cigarette butts he collected from the shore of the Mediterranean Sea as part of his environmental campaign, at a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel April 20, 2021. Picture taken April 20, 2021. REUTERS
Julian Melcer holds a plastic bag filled with cigarette butts he collected from the shore of the Mediterranean Sea as part of his environmental campaign, at a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel April 20, 2021. Picture taken April 20, 2021. REUTERS
Assorted microplastics are seen in a container at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, April 15, 2021. Picture taken April 15, 2021. REUTERS
Assorted microplastics are seen in a container at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, April 15, 2021. Picture taken April 15, 2021. REUTERS
The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by a small-particle haze which hangs above the skyline in Paris, France, December 9, 2016 as the City of Light experienced the worst air pollution in a decade.  REUTERS
The Eiffel Tower is surrounded by a small-particle haze which hangs above the skyline in Paris, France, December 9, 2016 as the City of Light experienced the worst air pollution in a decade. REUTERS
In this Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a two-day summit aimed at rallying the world's worst polluters to do more to slow climate change. Biden's first task when his virtual summit opens Thursday is to convince the world that the United States is both willing and able isn't just willing to meet an ambitious new emissions-cutting pledge, but also able. AP
In this Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. President Joe Biden is convening a coalition of the willing, the unwilling, the desperate-for-help and the avid-for-money for a two-day summit aimed at rallying the world's worst polluters to do more to slow climate change. Biden's first task when his virtual summit opens Thursday is to convince the world that the United States is both willing and able isn't just willing to meet an ambitious new emissions-cutting pledge, but also able. AP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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