The abnormal heat has hit Europe and Portugal and Spain are suffering the most from high temperatures, more than 1,700 people have already died there.
Europe is experiencing a heatwave that has sparked massive forest fires and killed thousands of people. Spain and Portugal suffer the most from high temperatures.
About this According to the press service of the World Health Organization (WHO).
The head of the European Bureau of the World Health Organization (WHO), Hans Kluge, noted that over the past decades, hundreds of thousands of people have died as a result of extreme heat. And this year, we have already witnessed more than 1,700 deaths during the current heat wave in Spain and Portugal alone.
He also noted that WHO is very concerned that large-scale forest fires, which began due to abnormal heat in southern Europe, began to reach the north, in particular to Scandinavia and the British Isles.
In connection with the abnormal heat, Kluge recalled the need for a consolidated fight against climate change.