Fire

In Siberia, 4.3 million hectares of forest are burning, releasing into the atmosphere enormous amounts of carbon dioxide and spreading soot over the Arctic.

In Siberia, 4.3 million hectares of forest are burning, releasing into the atmosphere enormous amounts of carbon dioxide and spreading soot over the Arctic. This darkens the ice and makes it less reflective, so it absorbs more heat and melts rapidly. Australia burns for weeks as far as the eye can see, then drowns in the floods that sweep across the denuded land. 

The Amazon rainforest is being ravaged by gigantic fires set by human criminals. At this rate, its atmosphere will dry up and the whole of Brazil will become a splendid South American savannah. China and India are burning coal as if there were no tomorrow. After all, a few kilometres above our heads there is an icy yawning void without oxygen, a few kilometres below our heads there is an ocean of fiery magma. In between, it’s up to us.