가디언에 따르면, scientists from the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service found that the fires released 343 megatonnes of carbon during the month – a measure that’s approximately a fifth higher than the previous global peak for July in 2014.
While The Guardian notes that more than half of that number was the result of wildfires in North America and Siberia, the Mediterranean has seen wildfire activity on an astonishing scale.
A 38-year-old volunteer firefighter was killed by a falling utility pole just north of Athens on Friday.
Thousands of residents and vacationers have fled and ferries evacuated 1,153 people from a seaside village and beaches on Evia early Saturday morning.
이상 100 raging wildfires broke out in Greece over the past few days and firefighters have arrived from the U.S., 프랑스, 우크라이나, Cyprus, 크로아티아, Sweden and Israel to help fight the flames. More were arriving on Saturday from Romania, 스위스, Egypt and the Czech Republic.
적어도 20 people have been injured in the fire nationwide and three people were 체포 Friday on suspicion of starting fires – in two cases intentionally.
In nearby Turkey, hundreds of fires that have been labeled the worst in decades have swept across the southern coast, killing eight people and forcing the evacuations of tens of thousands.
Massive fires have also been burning across Siberia in Russia’s north for weeks, endangering several villages on Saturday and prompting evacuations there.
In Siberia’s northeast, 93 active forest fires have burned across 2.8 million acres of Sakha-Yakutia; sweltering temperatures lasting weeks have stoked the fires there as well.
유럽 사람 officials have pinned the number of large fires burning on 기후 변화 and Russia has recorded high temperatures that many scientists believe are a direct result of the issue – though experts also blame a 2007 decision to disband a federal aviation network tasked to spot and combat fires.
The U.S., which has also seen 기록적인 더위 and crippling climate-fueled drought 이번 여름, is in similar circumstances and the National Interagency Fire Center reported Friday 그 107 large fires have burned more than 2 million acres across the West.
이상 23,700 wildland firefighters and support personnel are working to put out those blazes but wildfire season is far from over in many parts of the world.
이번 주말, residents of the state of California are on edge after the Dixie Fire – the largest current wildland blaze in the nation and the third-largest in recorded state history – incinerated much of the gold rush-era town of Greenville and menaced thousands of homes in the northern Sierra Nevada.
The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office told Sacramento’s FOX 40 그 at least eight area residents were unaccounted for in the fire.
The state is on track to surpass last year’s fire season: the worst in recent recorded history with 이상 4 million acres burned.
The National Weather Service said Saturday that while the Northwest is expected to see wet and cooler conditions, above normal temperatures will be observed “from California and the Southwest to the central Plains and into New England” with elevated fire weather conditions issued Saturday for the northern High Plains on Montana and the northern Great Basin on Sunday.
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