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Apocalypse in Yakutia, Russia’s coldest region, as noxious smog from wildfires blocks sun

Apocalypse in Yakutia, Russia’s coldest region, as noxious smog from wildfires blocks sun

Day turns into night and thick rain of ashes pours from sky in videos shared by residents Siberian Times 02 August 2021 . Day turned into night earlier today in several areas of Yakutia, with the sky turning orange and red and the Sun getting completely blocked by smog   Devastating scenes of dark-red skies, and the Sun completely blocked by smog from wildfires are coming today from the Republic of Sakha.  Russia’s largest territory, used to be known as the…

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Permafrost is ablaze with hundreds of wildfires in world’s coldest region

Permafrost is ablaze with hundreds of wildfires in world’s coldest region

Lena Pillars, a World Heritage Site, hit by the rampant flames, as calls grow for greater efforts to tackle infernos. Siberian Times, 13 July 2021 Tourists saw for themselves flames and smoke from the territory of the Lena Pillars Nature Park, a World Heritage site famed for unique ancient rock formations and pristine flora and fauna. Wildfires on permafrost are ravaging Yakutia – or the Sakha Republic, the largest and coldest entity of the Russian Federation. The scale is mesmerising. …

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Siberian Wildfires Spread 17.5% in 24 Hours

Siberian Wildfires Spread 17.5% in 24 Hours

Record heat and a historic drought in the Siberian republic of Sakha are furthering the spread of extensive wildfires across the region, regional officials have said. The republic of Sakha, also known as Yakutia, is especially vulnerable to wildfires as more than 80% of the region is covered by boreal forest known as taiga. So far this year, Sakha has already seen record-breaking droughts and abnormally high temperatures, creating ideal conditions for severe wildfires.  More than 250 fires covering 607,000 hectares of land…

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Nobody in the media is going to tell you about this

Nobody in the media is going to tell you about this

Massive wildfires in Siberia ‘Data we gather via remote monitoring & official reports show the same: another large-scale forest fire catastrophe has begun in five regions of Russian Far East, and it can’t be dealt with with the forces available in the country’ —Alexey Yaroshenko, forest expert SOURCE: Siberian Times, via Twitter

Whole town is on fire’: Canadian village evacuated as flames consume homes and cars after record 49.6C temperature

Whole town is on fire’: Canadian village evacuated as flames consume homes and cars after record 49.6C temperature

Small B.C. village levelled by fast-moving wildfire A fast-moving wildfire engulfed Lytton, B.C., on Wednesday night and forced hundreds of residents from their homes, many without their belongings. The mayor said: “It took, like, a whole 15 minutes from the first sign of smoke to, all of a sudden, there being fire everywhere.” Residents flee Lytton as wildfire takes village ‘Whole town is on fire’: Canadian village evacuated as flames consume homes and cars after record 49.6C temperature (VIDEOS) Sparks…

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Wildfires rage in Northern Siberia

Wildfires rage in Northern Siberia

Kolyma highway in Yakutia, also known as the Road of Bones, is on fire and temporarily shut Elsewhere in Russia’s coldest region desperate authorities spike clouds to induce rain and tame wildfires. By Svetlana Skarbo   Siberian Times, 30 June 2021 Today Kolyma highway, the major road connecting republic’s capital Yakutsk and the port town of Magadan on the Sea of Okhotsk, had to be shut because the fire got too close to the road and was much too fierce…

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Wildfires strike early in Siberia

Wildfires strike early in Siberia

  This image, acquired by the Copernicus Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B satellites on 20 June 2021, shows the Land Surface Temperature in the Sakha Republic in Arctic Siberia.  Siberia, and in particular the Republic of Sakha, is experiencing a persistent heatwave. As the image shows, the land surface temperature has widely exceeded 35°C across Siberia, with peaks of 48°C near Verkhojansk, 43°C in Govorovo and 37°C in Saskylah. In Saskylah, on the day this image was acquired, a temperature of 31.9°C was recorded,…

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Temperatures reported as reaching an unimaginable 48 degrees Celsius

Temperatures reported as reaching an unimaginable 48 degrees Celsius

If accurate this should be major headlines across the world. Meanwhile… Death Valley was the hottest place on Earth on Sunday with an all-time high temperature of 130 degrees, reported over 100 years ago, was also recorded in Death Valley. Even I am having a hard time absorbing this shocking information Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees (48 degrees Celsius) in the Arctic Circle The ongoing climate crisis is not going to spare Siberia.   Newly published satellite imager Ground temperatures across…

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Ice on fire: first wildfires are registered around the world’s Pole of Cold in Yakutia

Ice on fire: first wildfires are registered around the world’s Pole of Cold in Yakutia

I have been talking about peat fires in Siberia for several years before it was mentioned. The Siberian Times and Gizmodo seem to be the only outlets talking about some of the most important news on the planet. By Svetlana Skarbo, Valeria Sukhova Siberian Times, 04 May 2021 Could burning ground in an area as extremely cold as Oymyakon be caused by zombie fires? 1 May 2021 wildfire south of Oymyakon (Yakutia), the coldest inhabited settlement on Earth. Picture: Pierre Markuse …

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