Arctic wilidfires affect human health across the globe - Earth.com

Arctic wilidfires affect human health across the globe

08-19-2019


Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center describes research which aims to understand how climate change is contributing to more frequent boreal forest and Arctic fires.

More than 400 fires have burned in Alaska so far this year, and some of the impacts of these Arctic wildfires can be felt around the world. 

Fires associated with hotter and drier summers in the Arctic are releasing massive amounts of particulate matter that can affect human health thousands of miles away.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

 

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