The extreme heat wave in Russia has spawned a multitude of fires. Over 600 are burning now, some in peat bogs (which will be difficult to extinguish) and one fifth of the grain crop has been destroyed due to fire and drought. 3,500 homes have been destroyed so far, with 50 dead.
I’ve lived in southern California when three or four big fires were going simultaneously. Living where dozens of fires are active is, well, has this ever happened before?
Putin recently said Russia needs to do more to combat global warming. So do we all.