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Cuaca Ekstrim, Arctic Terbakar, April-Juni 2015

Terjemahan bebas Arctic Burning, The ZetaTalk Newsletter Issue 458, Sunday July 12, 2015
Sebagai tambahan untuk kekeringan dan banjir besar di seluruh dunia, keterhuyungan Bumi telah menghasilkan sebuah fenomena di Arctic - yaitu terbakar. Panas yang berlebihan dan tidak lazim serta kekeringan yang menimpa Alaska, Kanada, dan Siberia dengan kebakaran-kebakaran hutan.

Alaska Wildfires Tear Explosive Path of Devastation Threatening Hundreds of Homes and Forcing People to Flee, June 17, 2015 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3125930/Wildfire-rages-heart-Alaskas The latest fire is just 150 miles south of a major wildfire that started a day earlier near Willow, in the heart of the state's sled-dog community. The fire is raging near a far-flung community of about 2,000 people living along a 20-mile swath along the Parks Highway, a major road connecting Anchorage and Fairbanks.
More Weather Chaos: Record Heat in Parts of Alaska, May 22, 2015 http://pushback.us/more-weather-chaos-record-heat-in-parts-of-alaska High temperatures (well into the 70s) in Fairbanks, Alaska have outdone the highs (in the 60s to mid-70s) in Washington, D.C.

Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Drifted Over 1,600 Miles into the US, June 10, 2015 http://www.weather.com/news/news/midwest-smoke-from-canadian-wildfires The fires are scattered from Manitoba to Canada's Northwest Territory. Fifty active wildfires were burning in Saskatchewan alone, some requiring evacuations.

Elaho Valley Wildfire likely to Grow with Hot, Dry Conditions in Forecast, June 21, 2015 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/elaho-valley-wildfire A wildfire burning northwest of Whistler, BC is expected to grow as hot and dry conditions are predicted for the region in the coming week.
Siberian Wildfires Kill 23, leave 5,000 Homeless, April 14, 2015 http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/04/14/siberia-wildfires Officials cited unseasonably dry, hot weather, "uncharacteristically strong and rough winds" and uncontrolled burning for the severity of this year's destruction. Temperatures in Khakassia hit 77 degrees Fahrenheit when the fires erupted. The region's average April temperature is just above freezing.

2015 Russian Wildfires https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Russian_wildfires The series of wildfires began on Sunday morning, 12 April in Khakassia as intentional fires set to clear grass for agriculture were caught by strong winds and got out of control. An estimated 1,850 military personnel and volunteers worked to extinguish the fires. Chinese media reports said the fires also spread into Inner Mongolia.