Summer has almost arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, is the right time to pack away your fuzzy clothes and go for a walk on the beach. Global warming has brought a rise in the temperatures for the past decades, causing frequent fires in the Russian Far East. Unfortunately, this year makes no exception, as a vast majority of the Siberian area has caught on fire.
Evgeny Zinichef is the Russian Emergencies Minister. He has declared that after a quick comparison with the fire hazard from the previous year, researchers have discovered that the location is ten times more affected now than before. The alarming situation is even more complicated, given the ongoing pandemic.
Authorities have reported that the fire was caused by a wide range of sources that include agricultural fires, unattended campfires, and arson. Many regions already present temperatures higher than 30C, which determine people to go outside of their home, self-isolating outside of the apartments without keeping an eye on the fire safety rules.
Siberia is on fire, and it might have reached a critical point
NASA has managed to capture a series of images featuring the devastating natural occurrence on the 27th of April. The area is facing a period of unusual increased temperatures and strong winds, bearing a resemblance to the recently solves Australian natural wildfire.
The wildfire in Russia has already affected nine regions in Siberia, and the landscape is displaying clouds of smoke. Researchers are warning that an increase in carbon dioxide emissions will determine an increase in global warming. Therefore, these phenomena will become a normality in the upcoming years.
Thomas Smith, a geographer from the London School of Economics, has declared that approximately two million hectares all around the continent are currently on fire. Russia has been facing a critical period during this time, but to solve this issue is only a matter of international cooperation. After all, global warming is affecting all the regions on the globe.