Zombie fires rise from the dead in the Arctic, smoldering under extreme cold and reigniting when temperatures rise, as explained by Dr. Veraverbeke.
Climate change increases Arctic wildfires, with a record number of blazes in 2019, affecting Boreal forests and tundra, including zombie fires.
Longer, hotter summers due to climate change could lead to a rise in the occurrence of zombie fires in the Arctic.
Arctic fires have a severe impact, emitting more CO2 than other fires and releasing greenhouse gases long after extinguishing.
Thawing permafrost soil from wildfires releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas, further exacerbating climate change.
Managing wildfires becomes vital to combatting climate change as the Arctic undergoes unprecedented transformations.
The interview stresses the global cooperation needed to address the consequences of Arctic fires for the planet's future.
Urgent actions are required to mitigate the effects of Arctic wildfires and protect the delicate Arctic environment.
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