Significantly high temperature and heat waves have prompted dozens of wildfires in the European countries badly affecting Greece.
46.3 degrees Celsius or 115.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the record temperature measured by The National Observatory of Athens on Monday this week, around the central greek region of Phthiotis.
This is considered the worst heat wave since 1987 addressed by the Prime minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis. He has ensured that the authorities of the country are doing everything humanly possible to tackle the situation. The public is advised to be mindful of the usage of electricity to ensure proper electricity supply to everyone in the country.
Greece military crews have been trying to get hold of the large flames with water bomber planes and helicopters spurting large amounts of water. They are trying their best to prevent this speeding damage.
Despite all these, wildfires have been catastrophic destroying everything on its way. Be it houses, farms, livestock or factories. Folks are forced to evacuate homes and the affected ones are deprived of basic necessities including food, water, clothes and a roof over their heads. They are pleading to the government in this intense hour of crisis.
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People are helpless. They are furious at the government for the lack of preparation and insufficient supplies.
Since the 1st of August 2021, approximately 60 wildfires have broken out in just 24 hours. The situation is estimated to be worsening in the coming days.
The Meteorological Service of Greece has confirmed that the nation will face a rise in temperature more than the current recorded reading.
The last major heat waves in Greece were observed in the years 1987 and 2007. The 1987 heat waves spanning for 10 days took the lives of almost 1000 people. The record temperature then was more than 111 degrees Fahrenheit. In 2007, the temperature was recorded at 112.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Dozens of people are being relocated from the danger zones by the authorities. And firefighters are doing their best to save the lives of people from this climatic woe. Although, the common people are reporting a lack of enough firefighters and rescue crews to the media.
According to the researchers, the major heat waves and consistent fire outbreaks all across the world are due to global climate change and the temperature rise. A grave concern for the world for the past two decades.
These incidents are an alarming bell for the world leaders to come together and take adequate actions regarding climate change.