WILDFIRES continued to ravage Greece yesterday, as Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described the blazes because the nation’s “biggest ecological catastrophe in a long time”.
Rain has helped damp the flames however weeks of scorching summer time climate nonetheless lie forward.
A whole lot of firefighters are nonetheless making an attempt to comprise wildfires in Greece[/caption]
Extreme floods and mudslides have struck northern Turkey[/caption]
The fires have left three lifeless, lots of homeless, pressured 1000’s to flee, and induced financial and environmental devastation.
Greece is only one of a lot of international locations within the Mediterranean area which were hit by a savage hearth season which authorities have blamed on local weather change.
In the meantime Turkey mentioned the loss of life toll from extreme floods and mudslides on the Black Beach had risen to 17.
The floods battered the coastal provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu, Sinop and Samsun on Wednesday, demolishing houses and bridges and sweeping away vehicles.
Helicopters scrambled to rescue folks stranded on rooftops.
Local weather scientists say there’s little doubt that local weather change is driving extra excessive occasions, similar to warmth waves, droughts, wildfires, floods and storms.
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Greece’s most extreme heatwave in a long time has destroyed greater than 100,000 hectares of land to this point[/caption]