Global Warming has been causing the Arctic to warm twice as fast and after the hottest June ever recorded, the region is literally on fire. 

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According to Science Alert, huge curtains of flame and smoke are wrapping themselves around the upper Northern Hemisphere of our planet. 

According to the report, more than 100 wildfires have burned in the Arctic circle since the beginning of June. 11 of 49 regions in Russia alone are engulfed in flames as we speak.

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Mind you, wildfires are not uncommon in the region. Just that, in the last few years, they have been getting much worse due to global warming. 

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Thomas Smith, an environmental geographer at the London School of Economics, told USA TODAY: 

The magnitude of these fires has never been seen in the 16-year satellite record, and because they are burning carbon stores, they are inevitably feeding a vicious warming cycle… These are some of the biggest fires on the planet, with a few appearing to be larger than 100,000 hectares (380 square miles)
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He added: 

The amount of CO2 (carbon dioxide) emitted from Arctic Circle fires in June 2019 is larger than all of the CO2 released from Arctic Circle fires in the same month from 2010 through to 2018 put together.

The situation is dire and we have very little time left. If nothing is done to check our carbon emissions, these wildfires are only to get worse in the years to come.