Arctic Wildfires Have Never Released This Much Carbon Dioxide

Sure, we’re all aghast at the Siberian tundra exploding because it’s too damn But there’s a much bigger catastrophe that’s played out this summer in the overheated region. Arctic fires have unleashed an unprecedented amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Curated via Twitter from Gizmodo’s twitter account….

In eastern Russia—which include parts of Siberia below the Arctic Circle—carbon dioxide emissions reached a record 540 megatonnes this summer while the western part of the country saw emissions reach 395 megatonnes as fires raged largely uncontrolled, “decimating millions of acres of land,” according to the Copernicus press release.

The emissions from fires above the Arctic Circle totaled 244 megatonnes of carbon dioxide, the highest since satellite records began in 2003.

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