SARDINIA - EVIA - The Mediterranean basin is a hotspot of the climate crisis, with average temperatures rising above global trends. Heat waves, droughts and a combination of anthropogenic factors are provoking new generations of wildfires that are devastating for ecosystems and for human societies.
Summer 2021’s wildfires were particularly devastating in Southern Europe, and many studies are urging for mitigation measures. A cross-border investigation dug into the close relation between rural abandonment and uncontrolled wildering of woodlands/agricultural areas and climate change, as common causes of mega-fires in Cyprus, Greece, Italy and Spain. The investigation attempts to go beyond common headlines and reveal a change of paradigm needed to mitigate the unfolding climatic scenarios, in particular in areas already marginalized and economically fragile. The result of the investigation shows very similar patterns across the cases and gathers the human stories of those who survived the last season of wildfires, their fears and their perspectives for the future.
Incendi e spopolamento, la spirale infernale del Mediterraneo - VoxEurop (Italy), 16/06/2022
Brände und Entvölkerung in Südeuropa – ein Teufelskreis - VoxEurop (Germany), 16/06/2022
Incendies et dépeuplement, une spirale infernale en Méditerranée - VoxEurop (France), 16/06/2022
Οδού: Προσπαθούν να αναγεννήσουν τη γη πάνω στις στάχτες - Philenews (Cyprus), 19/06/2022
L’equilibrio perduto tra paesaggio e incendi - TvSvizzera (Switzerland), 19/06/2022
Looking after forests and bringing the people back – how to end the scourge of mega-fires - VoxEurop (English), 23/06/2022
La despoblación y el abandono del sector primario condenan al bosque español - CIVIO (Spain), 23/06/2022
Ολα μας θυμίζουν ότι εδώ τελέστηκε ένα έγκλημα - Efsyn (Greece), 25/06/2022
Όλα μας θυμίζουν ότι εδώ τελέστηκε ένα έγκλημα - MIIR (Greece), 25/06/2022
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