The smoke is now less than usual. New York authorities issued a warning of poor air quality.
New York and other cities in the eastern United States shrouded in gray haze caused by widespread fires in the western United States. The Associated Press reported this, noting that smoke from the fires rises to a height of ten kilometers and is then carried thousands of kilometers by winds.
New York authorities issued a warning about poor air quality on Tuesday. According to experts, it is not uncommon for smoke from fires to appear in the west of the country throughout the city.
However, the smoke is now less than usual. In this context, the Associated Press noted that smoke from last year’s fires affected air quality in cities several thousand kilometers away. Currently, there are approximately 1,600 square kilometers of burnt vegetation in the US state of Oregon alone, which is half the size of Rhode Island.
Dozens of large fires are currently raging in the United States, but also in Canada. According to experts, citing the Associated Press, this “fiery inferno” is due to the heat wave associated with climate change.
For example, climate change has made the western United States warmer and drier over the past 30 years. According to the Associated Press, this means that massive wildfires will increase in the coming years, and therefore the fight against the fiery element will be more difficult in the future.
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