Machu Picchu ‘threatened’ by wildfire in Peru

A wildfire is reported in the ancient city of Machu Picchu, Peru.

Firefighters are battling the blaze after local farmers burned grass and debris last Tuesday, Reuters reported.

The mayor of the nearby city of Cusco is about halfway through the Vatican, the news agency reported.

He added that the fire was so high in the Andean Mountains that it was difficult to fight.

Photos provided by Peruvian authorities to new agencies show firefighters tearing down fire trees and trying to control what looks like bushes. Some images show them trying to cope with the fire on steep hills.

Emergency worker fights forest fires in Machu Picchu.


Machu Picchu is an ancient Inca town carved out of rock by the Andes. The city It is 2,430 meters above sea level. And views of the city in the Amazon Basin. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built over 500 years ago.

It was not clear how close the wildfire was to the Machu Picchu or whether the wind would continue to spread to the ancient city.

To determine the effect of this fire on climate change, climate scientists had to do what is known as behavioral research.

Ben Clark, a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford Environmental Research, said it was not immediately clear if climate change was on the rise in South America, but there was some evidence that greenhouse gases had increased the risk of fires in the Amazon. In particular. However, Mr. Clarke said that in the future, most of the continent’s climate change will increase the risk of fires.

Bob Ward, director of policy and communications at the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change and Environment, said recent studies have shown that climate change is increasing in some parts of South America.

“Recent studies have shown an increase in parts of South America, around Machu Picchu, the length of the season when the weather is hot, and when conditions are very difficult, including the area around Machu Picchu,” he said.

“This is due to climate change declining rainfall and high temperatures drying plants quickly.”

Matthew Jones, a researcher at the University of East Angeli and a recent study lead author, says that “fire” – a hot, dry climate – is becoming more and more intense due to the climate in many South American countries. Change, including Peru.

Climate models added that climate-related fire hazards are moving to an unknown region compared to the local natural climate.

“We are expecting a worsening of fire conditions after a global warming of 2-3 degrees Celsius,” Mr Jones said.

“As a result, it is important for governments to redouble their efforts to fulfill the commitments made in the Paris Agreement,” he said.

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