World on Fire

As global warming accelerates, terrible fires have devastated many parts of the world this week.

• Fires have been raging on the west coast of the United States. In California, wild fires, captured in the viral video above, have brought all day darkness
• In the Arctic, fires that carried on beneath the Arctic ice all winter have flared up. It’s been one of the region’s worst fire seasons in history, and Siberian towns have been covered in smoke
• In Brazil, thousands of fires have engulfed the Amazon forest. CNN reported that scientists are worried that “the rainforest’s destruction could eventually reach a point of no return”.