Wildfires Highlight Challenge of Europe’s Changing Climate

PARIS — Record-breaking heat in France and elsewhere has powdered some of Europe’s most popular summer tourism destinations, highlighting the struggle to adapt to a changing climate.

Thousands of firefighters, supported by water-carrying jets and helicopters, have worked to tame dozens of fires in countries including Italy, Spain and Portugal. According to the European Forest Fire Information System, wildfires have scorched more than 1.1 million hectares in the European Union, four times more than usual at this time of year.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/french-wildfires-highlight-hotter-europes-growing-challenge-11658329220 Wildfires Highlight Challenge of Europe’s Changing Climate

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