In models showing a global temperature rise of three degrees Celsius (or an additional 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit), the maximum predictions, the average burning area in southern Europe will double each year, according to a research article published in nature in 2018.

Scientists warn that even if warming stays below 1.5 degrees Celsius, which is the goal of the Paris climate agreement, 40 percent of the land could burn.

This summer, Cyprus experienced one of the worst fires in decades, killing at least four people. Greek authorities evacuated areas north of Athens this week as wildfires threatened homes near the capital. In Italy, an island Sardinia This month, regional authorities said they faced an “unprecedented disaster”.

In Lebanon, where the country has essentially shut down and authorities have taken few measures this summer to avoid fires, a teen was killed this week as fires spread to the north of the country and Syria.

in Akkar district Videos shared online It showed miserable scenes of the fires that spread through the forest on Wednesday. Firefighters, the Lebanese army, civil defense officials and volunteers worked to contain them.

The fires have exacerbated the suffering of many in Lebanon, who suffer from daily shortages of fuel and medicine, countless blackouts, and one consequence. An unprecedented financial crisis.

A Lebanese agricultural research institute said this week that more than 100 towns are at high risk of wildfires.