Wildfires in Siberia are burning unusually intensely for this time of year

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 4:36pm

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Visibility has been near zero in the city of Yakutia, and smoke in the upper atmosphere has drifted as far afield as the west coast of the US. Carbon emissions from the fires already exceed wildfire emissions from all but one year since 2003. The World's Carolyn Beeler reports on what's causing the wildfires and how they compare to the fires raging across the US and Canada right now.