Global Politics Podcast

Episode 144: Wildfires in Siberia

August 15, 2021 Global Politics
Global Politics Podcast
Episode 144: Wildfires in Siberia
Show Notes

On 19 July, the Siberian city of Yakutsk temporarily closed the airport due to heavy smoke and wildfires. Yakutia's governor said: "The situation with wildfires in our republic is very difficult. I repeat that we are experiencing the driest summer in the past 150 years in Yakutia, and the month of June was the hottest on record. This, together with the dry thunderstorms that occur nearly daily in our republic, brought about significant wildfires."