This is an excellent round up of a growing phenomenon of raging wild fires unleashed on the planet converting carbon sinks into carbon emitters that will never sequester carbon again.
It is important to note that we are at 1.5 C approximately above the 1870 baseline as we track to and beyond the IPCC worst case scenario of 6C. I believe there will be neither trees no humans on the planet after about 4C:
‘A raging Canadian wildfire grew explosively on Saturday as hot, dry winds pushed the blaze across the energy heartland of Alberta and smoke forced the shutdown of a major oil sands project.
‘The fire that has already prompted the evacuation of 88,000 people from the city of Fort McMurray was on its way to doubling in size on Saturday, the seventh day of what is expected to be the costliest natural disaster in Canada’s history.’ Article ‘Absolutely Vicious Canada Wildfire‘, continues here.