Russia predicted unprecedented forest fires this summer


The press service of the Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund reports that this year the damage from forest fires in the Russian Federation may be the greatest in the last several decades.


From January to April 2020, fires in the forests of Russia spread to approximately 4 million hectares. In this case, the main reason for such a distress is negligence. WWF calls on the country's authorities to initiate a ban on clearing cutting areas using fire, as well as on any dry grass, including for reasons of prevention. Fund experts say:

If you do not take urgent measures to normalize the situation with forest fires, this year the damage from them may be greater than in the past few decades. The middle of last month saw a peak in the values ​​of fires in Russian forests during this period for all the statistics of observations, and their number was approximately 2,5 times higher than the averaged indicators.

Experts say that this year the scale of the disaster is also associated with longer periods of drought and hot weather. On average, every year in Russia, forest fires cover about 10 million hectares, in 2019 this figure grew to 16,5 million hectares.

A day earlier, fires were eliminated in 24 regions of Russia, the largest number of them occurred in Transbaikalia.
Photos used: John McColgan / wikimedia.org
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  1. Mars Offline
    Mars (Mars) 8 May 2020 22: 09
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    What does the weather have to do with it, people burn the forest themselves to hide the traces of deforestation. Patrol with drones, catch such people, the punishment for them should be such that they would have no desire to approach the forest.
    1. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 9 May 2020 07: 13
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      13 years ago, reptilians flew in from Nibiru and adopted a new Forest Code, with which they destroyed the forest guard in Russia.
      And this is the result. Year after year, only worse and worse ...
  2. Observer2014 Offline
    Observer2014 8 May 2020 22: 13
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    The press service of the Russian branch of the World Wildlife Fund reports that this year the damage from forest fires in the Russian Federation may be the greatest in the last several decades.

    I wonder how it is possible to predict such a thing, if not on purpose?

    It's like a joke about a woman who screams at a peasant from a balcony: “You want to rape me!” He was stunned - Are you normal? I'm on the street, and you're on the fifth floor. And that one. “And I'm going down now.” laughing
  3. Artyom76 Offline
    Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 8 May 2020 23: 14
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    Local bureaucrats have already taken the order.
  4. Valentine Offline
    Valentine (Valentin) 9 May 2020 14: 06
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    Yes, forests on earth have been burning since they appeared on earth, and this is somewhere around 300 million years ago, and no one ever extinguished them, and did not bother with it. Nature itself regulates all the flora and fauna on earth - where to reduce, and where to add, so all these next annual tantrums about fires and floods are completely useless. And for the arson of forests, with a view to profit, of course, you need to give a decent term.