Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Forest fires

Yesterday I visited an area hit by the fires at the end of June - these are some views of what was a beautiful pine forest. Ferns are beginning to grow through to give a tinge of green but regeneration will be slow.

The exceptionally high temperatures are over and we had some torrential rain last week, but the damage is horrendous and the trend towards hotter summers is concerning for a heavily wooded area like this.


Now a catastrophe is unfolding down south in the Peloponnese. Around 37 people are known to have died. More details here.

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