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(Vice)   If you had Russian zombie fires on your 2021 bingo card, it's time to collect your prize   (vice.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Temperature, Russia, Zombie fires, Siberia, Russian authorities, state of emergency, Russia's Oymyakon region, Satellite images  
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2021-12-09 7:46:52 AM  
Wow, -88f to +88f.  That's one helluva temp swing.
 
2021-12-09 7:47:45 AM  
First they managed to set the f*cking sea on fire, and now the permafrost. Thanks Obama!
 
2021-12-09 7:49:58 AM  
Yes, the permafrost in Siberia has thawed. This has left a very thick layer of combustible material that is now on fire, and will not stop burning until the fuel is spent. And that will be a very long time from now.

This is bad.
 
2021-12-09 7:51:35 AM  
Zombie fire? Technically, that's a good thing.
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2021-12-09 7:57:35 AM  

Lexx: Wow, -88f to +88f.  That's one helluva temp swing.


Yes, I did not see that coming
 
2021-12-09 8:07:31 AM  

Lexx: Wow, -88f to +88f.  That's one helluva temp swing.


F*ck it. Type 13 planet.
 
2021-12-09 8:12:24 AM  
If only they used the ever burning peat fires to dry out some malted barley.
 
2021-12-09 8:15:07 AM  
Subby if you and the author had called them underground fires I would not have clicked the link. I get you.
 
2021-12-09 8:26:52 AM  
This is why I know we have already tipped

The climate gets warmer, the permafrost melts, releasing greenhouse gas, making the climate warmer.

The fires are a symptom
 
2021-12-09 8:28:04 AM  
So, for the second year in a row wildfires worldwide put enough co2 in the atmosphere to rank 4th in worldwide producers - ahead of russia.

The numbers we set at the climate accords are already uselessly low. There is basically no way we can stop the fires from being worse every year. Especially in the russian north
 
2021-12-09 8:30:11 AM  
US has Centralia mine fire. So we can claim we been burning things underground longer.

Although Russia did start the fire that is now called the Darvaza gas crater, aka gates of hell.

The above are famous ones, but there are more out there.
 
2021-12-09 8:35:33 AM  

lifeslammer: So, for the second year in a row wildfires worldwide put enough co2 in the atmosphere to rank 4th in worldwide producers - ahead of russia.

The numbers we set at the climate accords are already uselessly low. There is basically no way we can stop the fires from being worse every year. Especially in the russian north


Agent Orange:  Challenge accepted.
 
2021-12-09 8:51:48 AM  
Isn't the permafrost in Alaska no longer perma?  So, Russian Zombie fires meet American Zombie fires.  There's a pipeline built on to p of the American one.

Hello, Sci-Fi Channel?  Harry Freakstorm here.  How about this for a movie:  Zombie Alaska Fires?  Oh?  This is a Domino's?  I was sure I called Sci-Fi.  You and the Sci-Fi guy sound exactly alike.  Do I want a pizza?  Sure.  I guess I should call A REAL PIZZA PLACE, HA! (click)  Showed him.  Better block that number.
 
2021-12-09 9:02:24 AM  
 
2021-12-09 9:18:07 AM  
But but but wont the heat from the fires melt the snow and ice, and and the water will just douse the fire?

/s
 
2021-12-09 9:25:31 AM  
Are their fires also radioactive? No.... uh, I can't mark my bingo card.... yet.
 
2021-12-09 9:28:53 AM  

tom baker's scarf: shiats on fire yo - since 1962

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania


That one is extra fun. Not because it is burning  up the now empty former town, but because there really is no way to stop it until it has consumed all the coal.

And those coal seams spread out a long, long way, and pass under some densely populated areas.

Looking at you, Allentown.
 
2021-12-09 9:39:29 AM  

Lexx: Wow, -88f to +88f.  That's one helluva temp swing.


"-88" → "+88" is just a change of "|".
 
2021-12-09 10:13:21 AM  

namegoeshere: tom baker's scarf: shiats on fire yo - since 1962

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania

That one is extra fun. Not because it is burning  up the now empty former town, but because there really is no way to stop it until it has consumed all the coal.

And those coal seams spread out a long, long way, and pass under some densely populated areas.

Looking at you, Allentown.


Billy Joel intensifies
 
2021-12-09 11:23:17 AM  
In all honesty, how would you even begin to fight a fire in -88F weather?  Isn't that more than cold enough that even boiling water freezes before it can hit the ground, to say nothing of what would happen during transportation?  May as well be dropping ice cubes from a plane at that point.
 
2021-12-09 1:29:36 PM  
Sometimes I despair
 
2021-12-09 3:14:23 PM  

Merltech: US has Centralia mine fire. So we can claim we been burning things underground longer.


tom baker's scarf: shiats on fire yo - since 1962

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania


namegoeshere:
That one is extra fun. Not because it is burning  up the now empty former town, but because there really is no way to stop it until it has consumed all the coal.

And those coal seams spread out a long, long way, and pass under some densely populated areas.

Looking at you, Allentown.



Just FYI, Centralia is FAR from the only underground mine fire in the US, it is just famous for having had to relocate the whole town.  I can't find a real good number (didn't try too hard) but there are probably close to 50 underground mine fires currently burning in WV and PA EACH!  There may be as many as 200 or more total burning in the US... in fact I drove past one this morning, you can always easily see it way up on the mountain when it's cold out.

But yeah, this is bad.
 
2021-12-09 3:43:33 PM  

2KanZam: Merltech: US has Centralia mine fire. So we can claim we been burning things underground longer.

tom baker's scarf: shiats on fire yo - since 1962

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania

namegoeshere:
That one is extra fun. Not because it is burning  up the now empty former town, but because there really is no way to stop it until it has consumed all the coal.

And those coal seams spread out a long, long way, and pass under some densely populated areas.

Looking at you, Allentown.


Just FYI, Centralia is FAR from the only underground mine fire in the US, it is just famous for having had to relocate the whole town.  I can't find a real good number (didn't try too hard) but there are probably close to 50 underground mine fires currently burning in WV and PA EACH!  There may be as many as 200 or more total burning in the US... in fact I drove past one this morning, you can always easily see it way up on the mountain when it's cold out.

But yeah, this is bad.


https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/rising-global-interest-coal-fires/

Thats from 10 years ago and says thousands across the world. Some could last for thousands of years, depending on how large the fuel source is. I think its good that a majority are underground, because then they smolder and creep along slowly so they dont do nearly as much damage as they would if they had full access to oxygen. But still completely farked up, and will likely only increase over time
 
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