Between rising sea levels and super hurricanes, summer on the beach is not as easy as it used to be.And now, thousands of tourists are trying to have fun in popular resorts Turkish Due to epic wildfires, the Aegean coast has been evacuated. At least 8 people were killed, and thousands of vacationers were rescued from the resort by boats.
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Although the resort evacuation is well-known internationally, the locals suffer the most. “I feel very painful, like I lost a child,” said 63-year-old Nurten Almaz Farmer According to ABC News, she lost everything, including her home, animals and “a century of human labor.” She said that the arsonist should be sentenced to death. The locals fled in cars and boats. Coast Guard and Navy ships lingered at sea in case a larger ship was needed.
The fires that swept Antalya and Mugla resorts were more than just fires.According to satellite data, this Wildfire The burning power is 20 GW, four times that of any fire in Turkish history.
Turkey often fights wildfires in the summer, but these fires are new. “Compared with the past 19 years, these numbers are beyond scale,” said senior executive Mark Parrington. the scientist According to the “Guardian” report, it cooperates with the European Union’s Copernicus Air Monitoring Service.
Ibrahim Aydın, a farmer, nearly died in the fire. All his livestock died. “Everything I had was burned. I lost the lamb and other animal“,” he told the Sabah Daily. “This is not normal. It’s like hell. “
The weather in Turkey this summer is very hot and dry, and August has just begun. The conditions are very suitable for more of the same situation. “Our smallest mistakes can lead to great disasters,” Turkish climate Scientist Levent Kurnaz said on Twitter.
The temperature in the Mediterranean region this week is expected to exceed 40 degrees Celsius, or 104 degrees Fahrenheit, including inland areas of Turkey, Greece, Italy and Tunisia.Ankara and some other places in Turkey are looking forward to it weather It is 12 degrees Celsius higher than the average temperature in August.
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