Fires in The US, Siberia, Turkey, and Greece Have Emitted 1.76 Billion Tons of CO2 into The Atmosphere


This is according to data from the EU’s Copernicus project. The figure refers to the forest fires that occurred in several countries around the world in 2021. These are breaking records in carbon emissions into the atmosphere, records that will continue to be broken every year. In some places, such as Canada, fires are still burning, despite the onset of winter. The hypothesis is that in certain areas methane emissions are a combustible material, even in seasons when humidity and rain make it difficult for the fire to spread within the forests. Forest fires cause extensive damage to buildings, damage to air quality and pollution of water and soil sources.