The article is interesting in that it is written by someone who is clearly a climate alarmist and it is amusing to see how they portray Putin as being "in denial". For example it says: " Wildfires crackled across Siberia this summer, turning skies ochre and sending up enough smoke from burning pines to blot out satellite views of the 400-mile-long Lake Baikal. To many climate scientists, the worsening fires are a consequence of Siberia getting hotter."
Yes, that is the view that those attempting to promote the global warming meme try to push forward, but on Russian TV they said, "the villains were locals who routinely but carelessly burn off tall grasses every year, and the sometimes incompetent crews struggling to put the fires out." I don't know about you, but I actually think the Russian TV have probably got it right.