Wildfires around the world: In pictures
- Recent weeks have seen serious wildfires hit numerous countries around the world.
- A new IPCC Climate Report warns that extreme weather events are likely to be more frequent as a result of climate change.
- From Greece to California, firefighters have been tackling the flames.
Wildfires have never seemed far from the news in recent weeks, leaving devastation to people, homes, businesses, history and wildlife in their wake.
Fires have raged in Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain this summer, with at least eight lives lost, hundreds evacuated and untold damage to lives and livelihoods.
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A major wildfire is also raging in California, with the Dixie Fire now the second largest in the state's history.
At least three people are missing with thousands evacuated to temporary accommodation.
Major fires burn in Russia
Major wildfires are also burning in Russia, with ABC News reporting that they're larger than all the other fires raging around the world combined. Smoke from the fires has even reached the North Pole.
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that extreme weather is set to get more frequent – including longer and more intense fire seasons.
So, with these photos highlighting the pain and suffering these fires cause, the need for action is clear.
As World Economic Forum President Børge Brende said in response to the report: "The forest fires and floods of recent weeks delivered a clear language. And so does the IPCC report: we need to cut the carbon in our atmosphere now."