Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Zombie fires are wildfires that occur due to a viral outbreak, causing plants and trees to catch fire and spread uncontrollably.
2.Arctic amplification is a process in which the Arctic region experiences less warming compared to the rest of the Earth’s surface due to the presence of ice and snow.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D

Explanation –

Statements 1 and 2 are incorrect. Zombie fires, also known as holdover fires or overwintering fires, refer to wildfires that persist underground or in smoldering peat layers during the winter or dormant period. These fires can reignite on the surface during the following spring or summer when the conditions become favorable. Arctic amplification refers to the phenomenon where the Arctic region experiences more significant warming compared to the rest of the Earth’s surface.

Source: ForumIAS