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[August Free Report] Wildfire

by Polina Postnikova | 30-08-2023 22:25 recommendations 0

Recent seasons have seen an increase in the intensity of wildfires in Russia, thanks in part to Siberia's abnormally high temperatures brought on by climate change. Each year, they send into the atmosphere millions of tonnes of carbon and other pollutants.

According to Greenpeace Russia, the 2021 fire season in Russia was the worst ever, resulting in the destruction of 18.8 million hectares (46.5 million acres) of forest, or roughly twice the area of Ireland.

Sakha, which borders the Arctic Ocean in the north, is particularly vulnerable to severe weather. The fires there in 2021 broke emissions records and became the first time in recorded history that wildfire smoke reached the North Pole.

More than a dozen people were killed by flames in Siberia last year.

Wildfires might expedite the thawing of Siberian permafrost and peatlands, releasing carbon from the frozen tundra into the atmosphere, according to environmentalists.





  • Russia Former E-gen Ambassador Polina Postnikova
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James Mentor

  • James Mentor says :
    Hello Polina! This is your mentor James.

    Wildfires are continuously increasing in size and intensity, making it harder to extinguish than before. Human casualties as well as environmental degradation is also inevitable in case of a great fire. Thus, even more effective measures in extinguishing wildfires are needed.

    Thanks for the great article!

    Great job! Keep up the good work!
    Posted 01-09-2023 00:02

Yewon Mentor

  • Yewon Mentor says :
    Hello Polina! This is your mentor Yewon.
    You have written a report about wildfires, which have been a serious problem these days.
    Especially, it was interesting that you explained the data from Greenpeace Russia!
    Thank you for your meaningful report, great job!
    Posted 30-08-2023 22:56

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