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Siberian heat wave:  Forest fires that could have global consequences

28/07/2020 07:29 PM | Click to read full article

Siberia is normally one of the coldest places on Earth, but a recent heat wave is stoking large forest fires and raising concerns about what it signals for climate change. Record-breaking temperatures in the Russian Arctic region and Siberia continue to remain much higher than normal which has contributed to an increase of hundreds of wildfires.

The smoke cloud is exceptionally large and pushed also towards the United States and Canada.