Forest fires in Europe: highest emissions since 2007

This summer’s large number of forest fires in Europe has led to a 15-year high in emissions of air pollutants contained in smoke. According to the EU’s Copernicus atmospheric monitoring service Cams on Tuesday, the amount of carbon emitted between early June and late August in the European Union and the United Kingdom is estimated at 6.4 megatons – the largest amount since 2007.

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