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Arctic witnessed worst fire season for the second year in a row, emitted 244 million tons of CO2

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The Arctic has witnessed the worst fire season on record for the second year in a row, with giant wildfires sending over one third more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than last year. Fires raging across the Arctic Circle emitted 244 million tons of carbon dioxide for the first six months of the year, compared to 181 million tons for the whole of 2019, according to Europe's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service.