Canada still on track for most severe wildfire season ever recorded
ALERT UPDATE: Canada is still currently on track to have its most severe wildfire season ever recorded, with an unprecedentedly intense wildfire season. Air pollution continues to surge in Quebec, Canada, where 81 forest fires are raging, 25 of which are out of control. This has resulted in Montreal having the worst air quality (>200 US AQI) in the world according to IQAir’s ranking of major cities, which is unprecedented.
The fire season is now lasting longer than before due to climate change. As wildfires continue to burn, cities can expect more smog warnings and poor air quality, which can lead to short and long-term health problems. In fact, significant smoke from these Canadian wildfires is crossing the Atlantic and predicted to reach Western Europe shortly.
Do you want to know what makes wildfire smoke in your area worse? Read it here.