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19:44, 22 August 2017 Tuesday
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Climate change will feed wildfires says experts
Climate change will feed wildfires says experts

More than 10,000 people had to flee raging fires in southern France this week, and several villages were evacuated in Portugal just weeks after another blaze killed more than 60 people there.

World Bulletin / News Desk

Out-of-control wildfires like the ones that brought destruction to southern Europe, North America and parts of South Africa in recent weeks will likely become more frequent as global temperatures soar under climate change, experts say.

In South Africa in June, nine people died and some 10,000 people were evacuated from their homes as fires raged through the drought-stricken Western Cape region, while this month some 40,000 people have had to flee wildfires in western Canada, where officials declared a state of emergency. 

In California, some 8,000 people were evacuated last week ahead of fires that razed vast swathes of forest.

 

 



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