2021's extraordinary wildfires have released a record amount of CO2

Gorny Ulus is a burned forest in Sakha, Siberia DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images
Massive wildfires in North America and Russia have made the global carbon dioxide emissions due to wildfires this past year nearly twice as high as the modern satellite records.

According to Daniel Swain, University of California, Los Angeles, this has been an exceptional fire season for many northern hemisphere regions.

Mark Parrington, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts says that we have seen large areas of fires in the past. But for two months, it has not been like this.