Climate crisis: the Earth continues to burn this summer

DECRYPTION – More than 590,000 hectares have burned on the European continent since the beginning of the summer, the equivalent of Reunion Island, Luxembourg and Singapore combined.

We are living in an extremely serious situation, out of the ordinary.“Sent to Greece to counter, with his French firefighters, the monster fires that hit the country, Lieutenant-Colonel Monet admits: he had”never seen such a disaster“:”We cross ravaged olive groves, dilapidated cottages, hills blackened by ash …», He confides to Figaro, between two interventions in the Peloponnese. A distressing spectacle, which has gone far beyond the borders of the Hellenic Republic. “In Greece, Spain, Algeria, California, in the Var … The fires are everywhere, and have become extremely violent“, Indicates to us for his part Robert Vautard, climatologist author of the last report of the IPCC, which rings”red alert” for Humanity.

For a few years, it’s been the hecatomb

To better visualize the phenomenon, Le Figaro calculated the number of hectares (ha) burned by the world’s largest fires between June 24, three days after the start of summer, and August 18.

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