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Greece wildfires: how climate change is involved, and what we can do about it

Fanned by strong winds and record temperatures, wildfires on the Greek island of Rhodes recently spread from the hilly interior to the densely populated coastline with astonishing speed, leaving authorities with the daunting task of evacuating thousands of residents and holidaymakers from harm’s way.

The role of climate change in heightening the risk of wildfires cannot be ignored.

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The world is, on average, 1.2°C  warmer than in the pre-industrial climate, and this …

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