In Portugal, Spain, France, and Croatia, wildfires are raging, burning homes and threatening our livelihoods, with temperatures in much of Europe reaching 40 degrees Fahrenheit[40 ° C].
In the central part of Portugal, the fire brigade struggled with fierce winds. Images from the scene show smoke billowing from the sky, and in a small village a fire engulfs the roof.
The blaze, which began on Tuesday in the western Spanish border region of Ekramadura, spread to the Samanca region of Castil and Lyon, forcing 49 children to leave the summer camp on Thursday. Regional officials said more than 4,000 hectares of land had been burned.
The Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET) is expected to record high temperatures in southern Spain next Thursday, with temperatures expected to exceed 44 degrees Fahrenheit[44 ° C].
On the Adriatic coast of Croatia, firefighters flooded burning forests, and troops were called in to help fight three major forest fires around Zadar and Sibenik.
In southwestern France, about 1,000 firefighters battled two forest fires, supported by six planes.
The largest of the two Gironde fires was around the town of Landras, south of Bordeaux, with roads closed and 500 residents displaced.
Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes in the southwestern Turkish province of Datka, as the blaze erupted on Wednesday night and threatened the environment.
According to a study published in Nature last week, global warming is three to four times faster than other north-central latitudes.