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Wildfire in the Sakha Republic, within the Arctic Circle, Russia on June 8, 2020. (Image: Pierre, Flickr)

Satellite Images Show the Arctic’s Fiery Unravelling

Even by the Arctic’s increasing erratic standards, it’s been a weird spring and summer in Siberia. The region of the world that’s considered a bastion of frigid temperatures and frozen landscapes is buckling under the intense pressure of the climate crisis.

As Alaska Thaws, Everything Changes

HEALY, ALASKA — Bitter winters still dominate life in the Alaskan interior, but a practiced eye can spot the signs of a warming climate, particularly in the ground. Beneath the rolling fields of tussock scattered just north of the Alaska Range, what was once permanently frozen is starting to thaw….