A record heatwave is fueling devastating wildfires across much of the southern Mediterranean and eastern Europe. Hundreds of blazes have broken out – many of them multiplying in recent days. Italy, Croatia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Ukraine are tackling dozens of wildfires. Scientists have linked them largely to the intense heat - which they say is made more likely and more severe by global warming.
Greece's Prime Minister says the country is facing an unprecedented environmental crisis. The fires have wiped out swaths of forests, destroyed infrastructure – and even threatened Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic games.
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