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Siberian wildfires double annual greenhouse gas emissions

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Wildfires in Siberia have produced 800 megatons of carbon dioxide since the beginning of June, nearly doubling last year's record, according to estimates by the European Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS).

In only two and a half months, the fires exceeded the annual carbon dioxide emissions of Germany, the most polluting European country. According to Climate Trade, Germany is the world's sixth worst polluter.


Satellites are keeping an eye on the fires as they devour the subpolar forest in the sparsely populated Russian northeast. Last week, they captured how the massive plume of smoke from the fires, over 4,000 miles long (6,437 kilometers), spread all the way to the North Pole and reached the coast of Alaska. 


Wildfires in Siberia have emitted more carbon dioxide in two and half months than the world's sixth most polluting country emits in a year.


A little off topic from the normal news here but interesting stuff. his article has a lot of good info on not only the Siberian fire, but other fires happening around the world. I saw on a different news source that the Siberian fire is larger than all the other fires happening in the world right now combined. 

I live in CA and it's very smoky here right now. 

This is a video from this article showing one of the California fire from space. 


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