Zombie Fires in the Russian Arctic
Wildfires scorching the Arctic have already spewed a third more planet-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the region emitted in the entirety of 2019. https://t.co/S2PxjxTllL— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) September 10, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: Wildfires in the Arctic have produced one third more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than that region emitted in all of 2019.
When it gets cold snow can insulate the smoking mat from the cold and allows it to continue to use peat and pockets of flammable methane gas to stay lit. This leads to zombie fires which continue to burn and when the snow melts the zombie fire can ignite above-ground vegetation. A lose/lose situation….Carol