Last month was worst July for global wildfires since 2003: 보고서

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.

FIRES RAMPAGE THROUGH FORESTS IN GREECE; THOUSANDS EVACUATED

This stands out by a clear margin,” Mark Parrington, a senior scientist for the service, told the outlet on Friday. “The July global total this year is the highest since our records began in 2003.

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.

Flames burn on the mountain near Limni village on the island of Evia, 약 160 킬로미터 (100 마일) north of Athens, Greece, 화요일, 8월. 3, 2021. Greece Tuesday grappled with the worst heatwave in decades that strained the national power supply and fueled wildfires near Athens and elsewhere in southern Greece. As the heat wave scorching the eastern Mediterranean intensified, temperatures reached 42 섭씨 온도 (107.6 화씨) in parts of the Greek capital.

Flames burn on the mountain near Limni village on the island of Evia, 약 160 킬로미터 (100 마일) north of Athens, Greece, 화요일, 8월. 3, 2021. Greece Tuesday grappled with the worst heatwave in decades that strained the national power supply and fueled wildfires near Athens and elsewhere in southern Greece. As the heat wave scorching the eastern Mediterranean intensified, temperatures reached 42 섭씨 온도 (107.6 화씨) in parts of the Greek capital. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas)

In Greece, wildfires continued to threaten homes, businesses and parklands amidst the country’s worst heat wave in three decades.

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.

People watch a wildfire near Akcayaka village in Milas, Mugla in southwest Turkey, 목요일, 8월. 5, 2021. A wildfire that reached the compound of a coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and forced evacuations by boats and cars, was contained on Thursday after raging for some 11 시간, officials and media reports said.

People watch a wildfire near Akcayaka village in Milas, Mugla in southwest Turkey, 목요일, 8월. 5, 2021. A wildfire that reached the compound of a coal-fueled power plant in southwest Turkey and forced evacuations by boats and cars, was contained on Thursday after raging for some 11 시간, officials and media reports said. (AP Photo/Emre Tazegul)

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.

Firefighters and volunteers have a briefing as they work at the scene of forest fire at Gorny Ulus area west of Yakutsk, 러시아, 토요일, 8월. 7, 2021. Wildfires in Russia's vast Siberia region endangered several villages Saturday and prompted authorities to evacuate residents of some areas. In northeastern Siberia, 93 active forest fires burned across 1.1 million hectares (2.8 million acres) of Sakha-Yakutia, 관리들은 말했다, making it the worst affected region of Russia.

Firefighters and volunteers have a briefing as they work at the scene of forest fire at Gorny Ulus area west of Yakutsk, 러시아, 토요일, 8월. 7, 2021. Wildfires in Russia’s vast Siberia region endangered several villages Saturday and prompted authorities to evacuate residents of some areas. In northeastern Siberia, 93 active forest fires burned across 1.1 million hectares (2.8 million acres) of Sakha-Yakutia, 관리들은 말했다, making it the worst affected region of Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Nikiforov)

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.

CALIFORNIA’S DIXIE FIRE LEAVES 8 PEOPLE MISSING AFTER 16 LOCATED, SHERIFF SAYS

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.

A utility pole burns as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, 칼리프., 수요일에, 8월. 4, 2021. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville.

A utility pole burns as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, 칼리프., 수요일에, 8월. 4, 2021. The fire leveled multiple historic buildings and dozens of homes in central Greenville. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

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 historyincinerated 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 observedfrom California and the Southwest to the central Plains and into New Englandwith elevated fire weather conditions issued Saturday for the northern High Plains on Montana and the northern Great Basin on Sunday.

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