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Zombi fires

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Environment
  • Published
    9th Oct, 2020
  • Zombie Fire: It is a fire from a previous growing season that can smoulder under the ground which is made up of carbon-rich peat. When the weather warms, the fire can reignite.
  • These are also known as holdover fires.
  • Recently, the fires in the Arctic are spreading to areas which were formerly fire-resistant.
  • Fires in the Arctic are spreading to areas which were formerly fire-resistant. The tundra — north of the Arctic Circle — is drying up and vegetation there like moss, grass, dwarfs shrubs, etc is starting to catch fire.
  • The fires and record temperatures have the potential of turning the carbon sink into a carbon source and increasing global warming.