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
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.