Skip to comments.'The animals are on fire,' say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey
Posted on 07/31/2021 6:19:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin
At least six people have died in dozens of blazes that started earlier this week, amid scorching summer temperatures and fires that experts say have been worsened by climate change.
Among the victims are two firefighters who were killed battling the flames on Saturday, according to the Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Ministry.
Since Wednesday, 88 fires have broken out across the country, said the ministry. Ten fires were still burning on Saturday, it added. . The largest fire, in Manavgat, Antalya Province, killed at least three people, according to the Turkish Natural Disaster and Emergency Directorate...
Holidaymakers were also evacuated by sea from a resort in Bodrum, on the Mediterranean coast, on Thursday. The evacuation was a precaution, and the area was closed to traffic to allow easy access for fire trucks, TRT reported.
Around 4,000 personnel, along with hundreds of emergency vehicles, have been deployed by the government to help fight the flames this week.
At least 77 houses have been damaged in the province of Antalya, and more than 2,000 farm animals have died...
Hot and dry weather conditions had exacerbated the fires, said Pakdemirli Thursday. He added that temperatures of 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit), less than 14% humidity and winds around 50 kilometers per hour (31 m.p.h.) had helped spread the flames.
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What a coincidence that major agriculture areas all around the world are experiencing major crises. Couldn’t be coordinated I’m sure.
Mad Mo’s fault....
“Experts”. It’s always the “Experts”. We see you “Experts” and we are on to you.
Unfortunately, not the right “animals.”
Certainly no pigs. As Billy Hayes said in 'Midnight Express', "For a nation of pigs, it's sure's funny you don't eat 'em!"
“…fires that experts say have been worsened by climate change.”
Never saw that movie, but can sure understand why he made that comment.
A scene from one of my Mars Attacks trading cards comes to mind.
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