Global wildfire carbon dioxide emissions at record high, data shows

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:17:58 GMT 11

Global wildfire carbon dioxide emissions at record high, data shows


Figures from EU monitoring service for August are highest since it began measurements in 2003

August was another record month for global wildfire emissions, according to new satellite data that highlights how tinderbox conditions are widening across the world as a result of the climate crisis.

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service of the EU found that burning forests released 1.3 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide last month, mostly in North America and Siberia. This was the highest since the organisation began measurements in 2003.

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