The head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, considers global climate change to be the cause of forest fires in the region. The average temperature in June was above 20 ° C with a norm of 15 ° C.
“Of course, there is only one reason here. Global climate changes are taking place. We see that every year it is getting hotter in Yakutia. We live in the hottest and driest summer that has been in the history of meteorological observations in Yakutia since the end of the 19th century, “said Mr. Nikolaev on the air of Yakutia-24.
According to the head of the region, dry thunderstorms are a big front in the republic, which simultaneously causes a large number of fires. He added that less than 2 mm of precipitation fell in June, while the norm was 37 mm.
Now in Yakutia, 65 wildfires are extinguished on an area of less than 500 thousand hectares. Over the past week, the number of fires has dropped by more than a hundred. In total, more than 350 fires were eliminated this year on an area of 250 thousand hectares against 223 fires in the same period of 2020 on an area of 46 thousand hectares.
About the fires in Yakutia – in the material of “Kommersant” “” Every resident of the republic is seriously concerned about the suffocating, pungent smoke. “