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“Unprecedented” Wildfires Scorch Over 1 Million Acres of Alaskan Forest

HeadlineJul 26, 2019

In Alaska, a series of wildfires driven by record high temperatures has consumed more than 1 million acres of forest. Similar fires in Greenland and Siberia have combined to make 2019’s Arctic wildfires unprecedented in recorded history. The fires come as new climate data revealed that last month was the hottest June ever observed, with July on pace to become Earth’s hottest month on record.

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