Hundreds of wildfires in Greece have forced people to evacuate as the nation struggles to regain control of the natural disaster.
On the Greek island of Evia, which produces many staples, including olives, figs and honey, wildfires have forced residents and their animals onto ferries and into temporary shelters. “The past few days have been among the most difficult for our country in decades,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said. “We are dealing with a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions.” The causes of the fires have not yet been determined, although they are closely related to human-caused climate change. The temperature of the planet has already increased by 2.1 degrees since 1880, According to NASAexacerbating the frequency and scope of natural disasters. Wildfire seasons get longer. And heat waves became Hotter, occur more frequently, and last longer.
These images show the bravery of the people fighting to put out the fires and the suffering of those who descend with personal items and animals that have been injured or burned.