for me, is the story of the day. No, the story
of the century.
scale of these fires is almost impossible to imagine.
I got an inkling when I saw photographs which illustrated the
intense, on-the-ground nature of fighting a peat fire.
when you look at the huge distances involved and the total lack of
population you get a sense that it is IMPOSSIBLE to extinguish these
of local corruption and under-reporting by local governors becomes
almost irrelevent in this context.
back, I am gobsmacked that Russia could be making an offer to help
the province of Alberta fight their fires (whatever their level of
skills) when they have this catastrophe on their hands.
Forests on fire: 'no attempt will be made to extinguish 219 million hectares of burning trees'
This is the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)