Wildfires have erupted across the globe, scorching places that rarely burned before
July 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
Compression ratio: 17.9%. 1 min read.
The wildfires are part of a vicious climate cycle that releases more carbon into the atmosphere and worsens the warming.
"New fires have appeared in the north of Yakutia, in places where there were no fires last year and where it had not burned at all before," he said.
Many factors, like poor land management, play a role in wildfires, but climate change is making them more frequent and intense.
In Oregon, eight fires have burned nearly 475,000 acres so far, in a fire season officials said was unlike any they've seen before.
He said Yakutia has been experiencing high-intensity fires continuously since the last few days of June.
Smith said that while parts of Siberia and Canada have always experienced wildfires, the worry is that the fires are now becoming so much more frequent.
"What we're seeing in some parts of Eastern Siberia is the fires are happening every 10 to 30 years now, in some places, and what that means is the forest is not going to be able to become mature, and you end up with an [ecosystem] shift to kind of a shrub land or swampy grassland. "