Not just the mountain west in the US on fire

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    Arctic News: Fires are raging again across Russia

    Back in April, thousands of hectares were burning when NASA captured above image of fires in a rural area north of Omsk, a city in south central Russia near the Kazakhstan border, according to the NASA report accompanying the image.

    In May 6, 2012, the Voice of Russia reported some 11000 hectares (about 42.4 square miles) of forests in Siberia to be on fire.


    Lena River, Siberia - Wikipedia
    Earlier this month, eight Russian paratroopers died fighting a massive forest fire in southern Siberia, reports UPI.

    Russia has now declared a state of emergency in several eastern regions, due to hundreds of wildfires, reports NASA
     
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    that's normal.
     
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    LOL. Frankie Boy, just when I think you can post nothing stupider, you prove me wrong with two words. Congratulations.
     
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    Forest fires happen all the time, why is this news?
     
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    link?
     
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    Are you claiming these are the first large forest fires in history?
     
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    I hope the fires don't burn the lone Siberian tree that proves global warming. That would be a tragedy.
     
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    Warmers need to do some more research...

    There have been forest fires on the planet since, well, fucking ever...
     
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    Oh!

    Right!

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    unprecedented forest fires
     

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