A small explosion through thick smoke, followed by a loud bang.
Yesterday, local time, an air force ammunition depot exploded in a coastal town in central Greece.
It was followed by a forest fire.
[Georgie/Villager: “The situation has been very bad since the morning, the fire keeps rekindling and spreading around the houses. What we fear is an explosion, we are evacuating the village.”]
Since the last 13 days, more than 600 wildfires have broken out across Greece, killing five people so far.
Dry weather coupled with a heat wave of over 40 degrees has fed the wildfires.
Greek Prime Minister Michotakis emphasized that the climate crisis may be real, but it is no excuse, and more needs to be done.
With the world groaning under extreme weather, UN Secretary-General Guterres declared that the era of global boiling has now begun.
[Antonio Guterres/United Nations Secretary-General: “Climate change is here, it’s scary and it’s just the beginning. The era of global warming is over; the era of the planet boiling has arrived.”]
Secretary-General Guterres urged member states to take immediate action, 먹튀검증토토사이트 saying it is still possible to avoid the worst of climate change.
[António Guterres/United Nations Secretary-General: “Leaders must lead – no more hesitation, no more excuses, no more waiting for others to make the first move – there is no more time for that.”]
The UN’s warning that the planet has entered a boiling point underscores the urgency of the international community’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.