Enthusiasts: Forest fire: record summer for carbon emissions linked to fires in France

Fire of the Montagnette: a failing wagon originally from the fire in Tarascon, according to the prosecution

 Fire of the Montagnette: a failing wagon originally from the fire in Tarascon, according to the prosecution © Clement Mahoudeau / AFP of the firefighters turn off the fire near Tarascon, in the mountain range, in the mouths- Du-Rhône, July 15, 2022. The Tarascon prosecutor's office said Thursday July 21, 2022 that a wagon with the faulty braking system was at the origin of the Fire of Montagnette, in the Bouches-du-Rhône. The fire had ravaged 1,600 hectares in southern Avignon near Tarascon last week.

Avec les importants incendies qui touchent le pays depuis le début de l'été, la France a enregistré le taux d'émission de carbone issu des feux de foret les plus élevés depuis le début des relevés en 2003, a annoncé le programme européen sur le changement climatique Copernicus. Plus d'un million de tonnes de carbone ont été libérés dans l'air. © Philippe Lopez / AFP with the important fires that have touched the country since the start of the summer, France has recorded the rate of emission Carbon from the highest forest fires since the start of the statements in 2003, the European program on climate change Copernicus announced. More than a million tonnes of carbon have been released in the air.

France has recorded carbon emissions from Forest Forests since the start of surveys in 2003 this summer, the European Climate Change Program Copernicus announced on Friday. The latest satellite data of the Copernicus atmosphere monitoring service (CAMS), dating from Thursday, show that the emissions estimated in France from forest fires for the months of June, July and August have been the highest since 2003, While Europe is experiencing a dramatic season for fires, especially in Spain and Portugal .

Feuerdrama in Greece: Great fire in National Park out of control

 Feuerdrama in Greece: Great fire in National Park out of control Greece experienced the hottest day of this year on Sunday. While many people were looking for refuge on the beaches, the fire brigades fought dozens of forest fires. The biggest raged in the Dadia National Park. Another fire raged on the island of Lesbos. Hotels and apartments had to be evacuated there. © dpa The firefighters also fight with the flames on lesbos.

A million tonnes of carbon released

When a tree burns, combustion releases carbon dioxide. Since the beginning of the year, more than a million tonnes of carbon have been released in the atmosphere by French fires, very much above average (just over 0.5 million tonnes). At this rate, the record on the whole of 2003 to almost 1.3 million tonnes could be broken and make the worst year 2022 since the statements. The heat wave in the Iberian Peninsula and South West of France "aggravated the fires," explains Mark Parrington, scientist of Copernicus.

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The high season of fires is not yet completed, the emissions for the whole year 2022 remain for the moment below those observed in 2003, the record year according to data from the Global Fire Assimilation System (GFAS), which is Base on satellite observations of active fires and the radiative power of fire. According to statistics consulted Friday of the European information system on effis forest fires, 60,558 hectares have burned in France since January, 245,293 hectares in Spain, and 76,423 hectares in Portugal.

In France, global warming promises to be worse than expected, warn Météo France and CNRS .
researchers these scientists have used a new method to reassess global warming from the country by the end of the century. The results are disturbing. © supplied by Franceinfo they did not expect this result. Using a new method to assess global warming , Météo France and CNRS scientists calculated that it could lead to an average temperature in France 3.8 ° C in 2100.

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