ARCTIC WILDFIRES IN JUNE CAUSED RECORD GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

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7 july 2020

Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record

High temperatures and dry soil mean ideal conditions for fires. Blazes in June produced more carbon emissions than any other fires in almost two decades of monitoring.

By Somini Sengupta, The New York Times,, July 7, 2020

Intense wildfires in the Arctic in June released more polluting gases into the Earth’s atmosphere than in any other month in 18 years of data collection, European scientists said in a report Tuesday.

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