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Carbon Emissions From Wildfires in Canada This Year Have Already Doubled Previous Annual Record

According to the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service, wildfires in Canada have released a staggering 290 megatonnes of carbon emissions from January to July 2023, surpassing the previous annual record of 138 megatonnes set in 2014 by more than double. This year's wildfire emissions already account for approximately 25% of the global total emissions from wildfires. As the fires continue to spread, the emissions are expected to increase further, with the fire season typically lasting from May to October. Over 1,000 wildfires are currently burning in Canada, with a significant portion considered "out of control" burns, particularly impacting regions like British Columbia and Northwest Territories, and even extending to the Arctic Circle.
Mark Parrington, a senior scientist with the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service, emphasized the unprecedented nature of the wildfire activity this year, attributing it to warm and dry weather conditions that increase the flammability of vegetation and escalate the risk of large-scale fires. Climate change is also playing a role in creating conditions conducive to longer fire seasons. As of the end of June, emissions for the first six months of the year had already exceeded the record high, reaching 160 megatonnes. Additionally, the 2023 fire season has set a new record for the extent of area burned, covering over 131,000 square kilometers.
The wildfires have not only led to poor air quality in both Canada and the United States for months but also raised concerns about the impact of rapidly increasing surface air temperatures in the Arctic. Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service is actively monitoring the fire activity and smoke emissions to aid in mitigating the impacts of these devastating wildfires.




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  • Videlis Eddie

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    This is heartbreaking something need to be done immediately.....

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    • Edwin wangombe

      45 w

      Canada should try to curb these wildfires to prevent it's adverse effects

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    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Annett Michuki..

        45 w

        this is bad

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        • walter lungayi

          45 w

          So disappointing. Quick actions needs to be done.

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