Images from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center show that a large amount of smoke is spinning over Russia and moving to the United States and Canada. ESA's Copernicus Sentinel-3 also provides a worrying view of the Siberian smoke satellite.
In addition to the large number of wildfires in Russia, wildfires are also raging in Greenland and Alaska due to record-breaking temperatures, lightning and strong winds.
NASA warned that these violent wildfires will accelerate the melting of snow and ice in the Arctic, because the smoke warms the atmosphere, and the burning of decomposed organic matter releases megatons of carbon dioxide into the air.
Climate change has severely hit the Arctic. Greenland observed the melting of sea ice in June, and it also brought the threat of freezing to the Arctic permafrost.
Santiago Gass ó, an atmospheric scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said in a statement: "as far as the current local weather and climate effects are concerned, it's not a big deal. But when you have so many fires that keep happening, the smoke in the atmosphere stays for a long time, which can actually change the temperature curve for a few days and have meteorological and climatic effects. "
Last year's satellite imagery showed smoke from the deadly Camp Fire in California covering the state, and another image showing the “burn scar” left by Woolsey Fire. As global temperatures continue to rise, we may see more of the smog of the Earth's smog from space.