No continent is spared by these mega fires which, in 2019 and 2020, decimated millions of square miles of forest.
The forest is home to different species of trees which are resistant to fire including Scots Pine and Siberian Larch.
Because of their slow growth rate, the forests of the far North stock twice as much carbon as the lush tropical forests.
In Siberia forest fires are a natural phenomenon which enables the forest to renew itself.
These regions are particularly hard hit by global warming and the fires are more and more frequent, more and more widespread and more and more intense. It's an infernal spiral because these mega fires liberate carbon dioxide and black carbon into the atmosphere which in turn, increases global warming. And global warming increases forest fires ....