15 Sep 2021

Australian wildfires released more CO2 than annual emissions of Germany, say scientists

From Greece to Australia, California to Siberia: for the last year wildfires have wrought havoc around the world, devastating communities and land.

But their impact isn’t measured just in the destructive force of the flames. Scientists in the Netherlands investigating last year’s Australian fires have discovered that far more harmful carbon dioxide was released than previously thought.

And this research using satellite images, along with fieldwork on sites in the UK, is reshaping scientists’ predictions of how the climate is changing.