China News Service, July 27th. According to "Central News Agency", wildfires have continued to burn in Sardinia, Italy and other parts of southern Europe recently.
Affected by strong winds and dry weather, the European continent is suffering from high temperatures, droughts and heavy rains this summer, as well as wildfires.
In Bischofswissen, Germany, the torrential rains over the past few days have turned ordinary small rivers and streets into turbulent torrents.
According to reports, when the fire broke out, heavy rains were also raging in many parts of Europe. Germany is struggling to cope with the consequences of floods that can destroy the entire town. The floods killed more than 170 people in the country.
In London, England, after experiencing a heat wave, extreme rains began to hit the city on July 25, flooding roads, hospitals and stations.
According to reports, Solinas, chairman of the Sardinia Autonomous Region, called the wildfire an "unprecedented disaster" and a state of emergency has been declared there.
Solinas also asked European countries for firefighting aircraft and other additional assistance. France and Greece have sent four firefighting aircraft.
In remote woodlands in northeastern Spain, wildfires started burning on the night of the 24th, burning more than 3,000 acres of woodland about 100 kilometers west of Barcelona.
In the dry forests of southern France, a fire broke out on the 24th.
The report pointed out that the weather has changed greatly due to a variety of factors, but scientists say that extreme weather causes fires and floods to occur more and more frequently, which is affected by climate change.
According to an assessment report released by the European Environmental Protection Agency last month, “Climate change forecasts show that severe warming and increasingly frequent heat waves, dry seasons and droughts in most of the Mediterranean and Pan-Southern Europe will increase the time and duration of wildfires. The severity, the expansion of high-risk hot zones and the probability of greater fires may also exacerbate desertification."
Newman, a hydrologist at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, said, “Although a single event cannot be attributed to climate change, what we know is that a warm atmosphere can carry more moisture, so we see more and more storms leading to flooding, and Rainfall records that have been repeatedly broken. The severity and frequency of floods are a harsh warning that tells us that we are not ready to deal with climate change."Keywords: