The recent wildfires that have raged across North America, Europe, and Africa have made for some dramatic front pages in newspapers all over the world.
- Portugal has seen some of the worst flames, as evidenced by the CORREIO DE MANH‘s front-page headline, “Panic and despair.”
- THE ABC newspaper reports an “Avalanche of fires out of control” in neighboring Spain.
- The threat was published in THE OBSERVER. Alok Sharma, the Tory cabinet member who oversaw the historic Cop26 UN climate meeting last year, has issued a warning that he may leave if the new prime minister does not commit to net zero plans.
- THE DAILY MIRROR‘s title, “Boris’ heatrave,” claims that the British prime minister is attending another party as the UK swelters.
- The generally lovely Dalmatian shoreline is depicted in a stark photograph on the front of the Croatian newspaper 24SATA, along with the word “hell” in capital letters.
- Simon Evans, the deputy editor of CARBON BRIEF, noticed how many publications had made the topic the focus of their primary coverage and tweeted out a number of the front pages.
17/ Spain pic.twitter.com/JNhkvcIxO5
— Simon Evans (@DrSimEvans) July 17, 2022
I knew the current record-breaking heat was widespread since we spend a lot of time monitoring global media coverage, he said.
But even I was surprised by how many publications all around the world have recently drawn attention to the recent global problem of heatwaves and wildfires caused by climate change.
- The newspaper KATHIMERINI in Greece has been reporting on wildfires that have once again engulfed the nation in flames.
- The public is also warned by the French publication LIBÈRATION about the ominous consequences of climate change and rapidly rising temperatures.https://twitter.com/libe/status/1546929010764038144?s=20&t=zZUbkzIGo5nirqlWeYNmNQ
- Readers are presented with the “Red nightmare” that terrorizes the nation in the Turkish MILLIYET.
- THE VANCOUVER SUN claims that a sizable fire is currently raging close to the village of Lytton, which was completely devastated in the disaster of 2021. Last year, Canada had some of its worst-ever fires, and they are back this year.
- Alarm over rising temperatures is also being expressed in Asia, according to the front page of THE GLOBAL TIMES.
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