2021's extraordinary wildfires have released a record amount of CO2

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Environment 20 August 2021

By Adam Vaughan

A burned wood  astatine  Gorny Ulus, successful  the Sakha Republic, Russia.

A burned wood astatine Gorny Ulus, successful Sakha, Siberia


Huge blazes from the north-east of Russia to North America person made planetary c dioxide emissions from wildfires this twelvemonth the highest successful astir 2 decades of modern outer records.

“By galore metrics, it has been an bonzer occurrence play successful galore parts of the bluish hemisphere,” says Daniel Swain astatine the University of California, Los Angeles.

“We’ve seen large areas of fires before,” says Mark Parrington astatine the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, “but for 2 months astatine …

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