Arctic wildfires in June equivalent to Sweden’s annual emissions: U.N.

Dry grass, bushes and trees burn on the bank of the Yenisei River in Taiga district, near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin/Files

GENEVA (Reuters) – Arctic wildfires, some the size of 100,000 soccer pitches, emitted as much carbon dioxide (CO2) last month as the country of Sweden does in a whole year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. “Since the start of June we’ve seen unprecedented wildfires in the Arctic region,” WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis […]

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