Report: Far-Right Climate Denial Is Growing in Europe

This The New Republic article discusses why far-right climate denial is growing in Europe. The consternation over wildfires in Spain has made that particularly clear.

Climate change is causing an increase in the number of heat waves and large forest fires in Spain, according to researchers from the University of Castilla-La Mancha. Between August 17 and 20, around 10,000 people were evacuated from their homes as two simultaneous wildfires ravaged Gran Canaria, destroying around 25,000 acres of land. Around 90 percent of Gran Canaria is at risk of becoming a desert due to draught and deforestation, according to the Foundation for the Reforestation of the Canary Islands. 

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