Forest fires are getting worse in Russia, the smoke reaches America

Forest fires are getting worse in Russia, the smoke reaches America
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The global impact of wildfires is increasing. Fires are currently raging in Russia, Canada and the United States. Rescuers fight the flames.

Frankfurt – The number of devastating wildfires is increasing around the world, including in Russia, Canada and the United States. There will be fire even in those places “where there was no fire at all before.” Russian reconnaissance pilot Svyatoslav Kolesov told CNN.

Kolesov was unable to do his job on Tuesday (July 20, 2021) because smoke was too thick in Sakha (Yakutia), the Far Eastern Republic of Siberia. Because with such poor visibility there is a danger of flying the airplane. Kolesov is the chief pilot of the Air Observation Post in the region. He talked about the fact that new fires had appeared in the north of the area, “in places where there were no fires last year and where there were no fires before.”

Forest fires in Siberia (Russia): “Villages in danger from toxic smoke”

The Sakha Republic in Siberia is known to be vulnerable to wildfires, but this year the flames are different, Kolesov said. Researchers have been warning of increased wildfires for years. These can also happen in unusual places. In addition, it is to be expected that they will become larger and more intense. ZDF reported today that “more than 60 villages in Siberia” […] Currently at risk from toxic fumes [sind]. “

Residents of the US state of Alaska can also testify to the extent of wildfires in Siberia. This is where the smoke of the Russian fire is currently spreading. But America itself is not untouched by the dangerous flames. Wildfires are coming more frequently in the United States, bigger and more intense due to climate change.

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Wildfires threaten lives in the US and Canada

Smoke from the “bootleg” barrel fire in Oregon is currently spreading across the continent. On Wednesday (July 21, 2021) New York City may experience an “intense red sunrise”, “the smell of forest fires” and “thick brown haze”. Also, “bootleg fire” […] So large and generates so much energy and extreme heat that it produces its own clouds and thunderstorms. CNN announced. Wildfires on the west coast of the US caused massive air pollution in New York City.

Instead of one major wildfire, British Columbia, a Canadian province, is currently fighting 300 wildfires. For this reason, a state of emergency was declared there from Wednesday. The fire brigade is about to deeply charge and fight hoses over the flames. In addition, firebreaks were used to douse the forest fires. Due to climate change, the next heat wave with wildfires is already heading towards the United States and Canada.

Russia, Canada, US: Experts agree wildfires could have global consequences

Experts fear a fire with global impacts on landscapes, people and climate around the world. Smoke can darken surfaces and thus accelerate global warming. Carbon stored in trees for “thousands of years” could also have a “knock effect,” said Mark Parrington, senior scientist at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service.

According to WWF owns wildfire “For completely natural processes in many areas of the world.” This is not a good sign if the fires are very violent, occur in unusual places or at unusual times, or if they pile up more and more. It’s also important to know: According to the WWF, “only four percent of all wildfires” have a “natural cause.” All others are man-made, whether directly or indirectly. (j)

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