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Satellite images show that last year’s Arctic fires have reignited after smouldering all winter

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There is strong evidence that last summer’s unprecedented Arctic blazes appear to have smouldered through winter as “zombie fires” and reignited this month.

Intense blazes across the frozen north last year led to record carbon emissions that were on a par with those from Belgium, exacerbating the global warming that made the conditions for the fires possible in the first place.

Now as temperatures rise in the region and snow recedes, satellite analysis of last year’s burn sites and the fires erupting …



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