Scientists from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service reported that the fires raging beyond the Arctic Circle broke last year’s CO2 emission records. Smoke covers an area equivalent to more than 1/3 of Canada. Fires are a symptom of climate and environmental change in the Arctic.
According to the latest data, the peak of the Arctic fire season was in July and early August. Yakutia and the distant Russian Chukchi Peninsula were described as “above average” in terms of the total number of daily fires. It has been estimated that CO2 emissions from fires beyond the Arctic Circle increased in this region by more than 1/3 compared to 2019.
On a global scale, Siberia shows the most weather anomalies. What is the biggest concern is that the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the world.