Arctic wildfires have already emitted 35 per cent more carbon dioxide this year than the entire of 2019. According to data provided by the eu’s copernicus atmosphere monitoring service, up to 24 august, 245 megatonnes of co2 has been released from wildfires this year, whereas the figure for the whole of last year was 181 megatonnes. The peak number of active fire observations was approximately 600 in late july, compared with 400 in 2019, and the average equivalent number between 2003 and 2018 was around 100.
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How climate change is turning glaciers into lakes.
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