Posted 10 августа 2021,, 14:08

Published 10 августа 2021,, 14:08

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

NASA: smoke from Siberian wildfires reached the North Pole for the first time in history

10 августа 2021, 14:08
Images taken from satellites of the space agency show that smoke from fires in Yakutia, having overcome 3,000 kilometers, reached the North Pole.

For the last week Siberia has been in the smoke of fires. Yakutia has been hit particularly hard this year, with Russia's largest and coldest region experiencing record high temperatures and drought. Roshydromet said yesterday that the situation in the Sakha Republic continues to deteriorate: according to the federal service, the fire covered about 3.4 million hectares of land, including in remote and hard-to-reach areas.

NASA last Saturday reported that satellite images show how smoke from forest fires travels more than 3,000 kilometers and gets from Yakutia to the North Pole. This is the first case in the entire history of observations, according to Agence France-Presse. According to satellite observations, on August 6, most of Russia was covered in smoke

Destructive fires have become commonplace in Siberia. Local meteorologists and ecologists attribute this to global climate change and insufficient funding for the forestry service in Russia. According to the law, it is possible not to fight a fire if the costs of extinguishing exceed the damage caused, or if the fire does not threaten settlements. Because of this, huge areas die in flames every year. This year, according to the Russian Forestry Agency, fires have already destroyed more than 14 million hectares. 2021 was the second most damaging fire season since the turn of the century.

On Monday, a UN report made by climate experts was released: according to them, global warming is happening faster than expected, and almost all the blame for this lies with humanity.