Across Europe the long summer heat is
leading to hundreds of fires.
Fires are raging across
northern Europe, from Ireland to Scandinavia and across Asia in Siberia. See
the NASA website for details of the Siberian fires, concentrated in
the Amur Oblast region where fires began in May 2018. This is
leading to increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and aerosols since
the recent Siberian fires started raging .Aerosols have been carried by weather
fronts across the Pacific Ocean and into Canada.
In Scandinavia CTIF
(the International Association of Fire and Rescue Services) reports 80 fires
are raging as of 22 July and firefighters are arriving from several European
countries to control the fires.MSB, the Swedish the Authority for Civil
Protection and Emergency Planning, reports four of the fires are impossible to
extinguish without a change in weather, it will require weeks of rain to put
these fires out.
In the UK fires in the Pennine Hills at Saddleworth
Moor and Winter Hill have taxed firefighters, and are burning metres deep into
these peat bog areas. It is speculated that upland drainage subsidised by
central government over the past fifty years (to promote grassland growth) have
helped dry out these upland peat bogs.
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