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AFP
April 7, 2021

‘Arctic fires’

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AFP
April 7, 2021

WASHINGTON: Lightning strikes inside the Arctic circle may double this century, sparking widespread tundra fires and increasing the risk of setting off the carbon time bomb held within permafrost, new research showed on Tuesday. Researchers in the United States analysed Nasa satellite data on lightning strikes in northern and Arctic regions stretching back more than 20 years.