“The kind of sight that hurts the heart.” Fires are sweeping the Mediterranean, especially in Turkey, where thousands of residents and tourists have been They have been evacuated in recent daysMany of them lie by the sea, facing the rising flames energized by the scorching temperatures.
The disaster can be seen 400 kilometers above the Earth’s surface aboard the International Space Station. From space, Thomas Pesquet immortalized these fires with The smoke that extends far into the Mediterranean“, he writes on Instagram. The French astronaut also endorses”Take urgent action to combat climate change and its repercussions.”
Eight people died and dozens were taken to hospital 200 fires burned for a week south Turkey. On Saturday, Turkish firefighters continued their efforts in the Mugla region, where three neighborhoods were evacuated, according to the municipality. Turkey is going through an exceptional heatwave, with Temperatures range between 40 and 45 degrees Celsius, which experts unequivocally associate with climate change.
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