Chilean Wildfires are Worst to Ever Strike the Country

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Drought in Chile has now lasted for more than a ten years.

Yearly precipitation deficits have ranged from 30-70% for most of central Chile for the last decade. But the ongoing drought’s intensity has increased since 2011. The result has been “an unprecedented drought in terms of intensity, spatial and temporal extent.”

Over recent days, the forests of Central Chile appear to have finally succumbed to the unprecedented and unrelenting punishment. One by one, massive wildfires ignited through Chile’s bone-dry woods — scorching hillsides, decimating more than 100 vineyards, and resulting in the tragic loss of four firefighters. As of today, more than 85 wildfires have burned approximately 190,000 hectares of land — or about 733 square miles.

This charred chunk of Chile more than half the size of…

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One thought on “Chilean Wildfires are Worst to Ever Strike the Country

  1. The Earth is now under more attack than ever before, as countries become more unstable, along with Climate Change. And this USA USA right wing government is operating in the Dark Ages.

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