An “unprecedented” series of massive wildfires have been burning for more than a month in numerous areas across Australia, especially in New South Wales, displacing tens of thousands of people and leaving 25 dead. Despite being an annual occurrence, this season’s fires are being driven by a long-term drought, with
Over the past six weeks more than 100 intense and long-lived wildfires have been recorded burning north of the Arctic Circle, an “unprecedented” event since record-keeping began on such events. The fires have been most severe in Alaska and Siberia, and since the start of June have been responsible
Deadly wildfires are raging around the globe again this year, driven by heat waves and dry conditions exacerbated by global warming. Major fires in Australia, Europe, North America and Russia have prompted states of emergency and calls for assistance from the international community, and the conditions in Sweden have resulted in wildfires occurring north of the Arctic Circle.