This year, if fires continues at the same pace as last years, when fire records were set, it may be even worse.

During the first fifteen days of August there were about a thousand daily fires in the region, a higher figure than last year, when the problem first got out of control.

Greenpeace protest against oil drilling. Photo: Wikimedia

The crew of the ship Arctic Sunrise were protesting against Norwegian government allowing oil licenses in violation of the Paris Agreement.