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    Siberian wildfires get worse, reinforce climate change at Arctic

    This year’s vast wildfires in far northeastern Russia were linked to broader changes in a warming Arctic, according to a report Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Wildfires are a natural part of many boreal ecosystems. But the extent of flames during the 2020 fire season was unprecedented in the 2001-2020 satellite record, and is consistent with the predicted effects of climate change, said Alison York, a University of Alaska Fairbanks fire scientist and a contributor to the annual Arctic Report Card. The recent wildfires were exacerbated by elevated air temperatures and decreased snow cover on the ground in the Arctic region, the report found.The past year — from October 2019 to September 2020 — was the second warmest on record in the Arctic, the report said. And the extent of snow on the ground in June across the Eurasian Arctic was the lowest recorded in 54 years.

    https://apnews.com/article/arctic-cl...c85a91a78eca64
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    This year’s vast wildfires in far northeastern Russia were linked to broader changes in a warming Arctic, according to a report Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Wildfires are a natural part of many boreal ecosystems. But the extent of flames during the 2020 fire season was unprecedented in the 2001-2020 satellite record, and is consistent with the predicted effects of climate change, said Alison York, a University of Alaska Fairbanks fire scientist and a contributor to the annual Arctic Report Card. The recent wildfires were exacerbated by elevated air temperatures and decreased snow cover on the ground in the Arctic region, the report found.The past year — from October 2019 to September 2020 — was the second warmest on record in the Arctic, the report said. And the extent of snow on the ground in June across the Eurasian Arctic was the lowest recorded in 54 years.

    https://apnews.com/article/arctic-cl...c85a91a78eca64
    And those methane deposits getting thawed are a big positive feedback making 2020 worse than it was before.
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    It's kind of hard to imagine "making 2020 worse"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    It's kind of hard to imagine "making 2020 worse"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    It's kind of hard to imagine "making 2020 worse"!
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    And we've got 2021 coming on hard...
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