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Russia : For the first time, wildfires hit the Arctic region

Climate change has had an unprecedented effect on the spread of wildfires in Siberia and the Arctic region.

This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and President of the Russian Forestry Authority, Sergei Onoprienko, and said that the Republic of Yakutia, as the coldest region on our planet, has witnessed this year a temperature rise of 38 degrees above zero, which is an absolute record for the region, knowing that the temperature is in winter Sometimes here it drops to minus 62 degrees Celsius.

The scorching heat in the Arctic region prompted some of its residents to swim in the seas of the Arctic Ocean free of ice.

The Russian employee added that the climate is changing rapidly and every year there are new surprises. As for forest fires, they gradually crept northwards, reaching the northernmost region of Russia, where the cold summer usually lasts no more than two months.

The Russian newspaper “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” quoted Sergey Onobrienko as saying that forests are burning even in the Arctic region, which has never experienced these natural phenomena. He added that the regions of Siberia and the Far East, especially Yakutia and the Baikal region, witnessed unprecedented temperatures, which led to the outbreak of forest fires that had not yet been extinguished in some areas.

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