Saturday, 21 October 2017

Wildfires kill 43 in Portugal.

Forty three people have been confirmed dead and a further 71 have been injured as a series of wildfires have swept across northern and central Portugal this week. The majority of those who have died have done so in their cars, trying to escape from raging forest fires on country roads. Over 600 separate fires have been reported, the second major outbreak of such fires this year, after a series of fires in June killed 64 people and injured over 250 more in the central Pedrogao Grande Region. At least four people have died in similar fires in neighbouring Spain this week.

 
 Forest fire in Portugal earlier this week. APTN.

The fires are reported to have a number of different causes, including in some cases deliberate arson, and have been made much worse by both a prolonged heatwave in Portugal. which has dried out vegetation making it vulnerable to fires, and high winds associated with Hurricane Ophelia which have fanned the blazes and helped them to spread rapidly. However the fires appear to have been worst not in areas of natural woodland, but in the countries extensive plantation forests (i.e. forests of planted trees grown for the value of their timber), with the most severe fires occurring in areas of Pine and, particularly, Eucalyptus cultivation.

Clouds of thick smoke from the forest fires above the town of Marinha Grande in the Leiria District of Portugal earlier this week. João Pinto/Severe Weather Europe.

Eucalyptus, or Gum Trees, are fast growing members of the Myrtle Family, Myrtaceae, native to Australia but now grown extensively for their timber in many other parts of the world. They are valued for their fast growth, enabling them to produce much timber quickly, However they dominate ecosystems in which they become established, causing a variety of problems both for native plants and animals, as Human residents. The trees produce large amounts of volatile terpanoids which suppress the growth of other plants, and consume large amounts of water, lowering the water table in areas where they become established. The trees also shed branches regularly, as well as leaves and strips of bark, creating a dry environment littered with dry plant material where wildfires quickly become established. The terpinoids in the wood of Eucalyptus cause these forests to burn readily, typically at a tempereature about 30 °C higher than other forest fires, which can kill specie such as Oak, which can often survive fires. This increases the ecological dominance of the Eucalyptus, as, while the trees are killed by the fires, the seed pods can survive and rapidly germinate after fires, which since the trees grow quickly, enables them to quickly claim the newly available land.

See also...

http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/series-of-earthquakes-beneath-canary.htmlhttp://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/minor-damage-caused-by-magnitude-50.html
http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/toxic-cloud-over-barcelona.htmlhttp://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/magnitude-54-earthquake-off-coast-of-el.html

http://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/gas-kills-six-workers-at-spanish-coal.htmlhttp://sciencythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/magnitude-42-earthquake-in-gulf-of.html
Follow Sciency Thoughts on Facebook.

2 comments:

  1. ASS..WR.WB.SAYA pak alresky TKI BRUNAY DARUSALAM INGIN BERTERIMA KASIH BANYAK KEPADA EYANG WORO MANGGOLO,YANG SUDAH MEMBANTU ORANG TUA SAYA KARNA SELAMA INI ORANG TUA SAYA SEDANG TERLILIT HUTANG YANG BANYAK,BERKAT BANTUAN AKI SEKARAN ORANG TUA SAYA SUDAH BISA MELUNASI SEMUA HUTAN2NYA,DAN SAWAH YANG DULUNYA SEMPAT DI GADAIKAN SEKARAN ALHAMDULILLAH SUDAH BISA DI TEBUS KEMBALI,ITU SEMUA ATAS BANTUAN EYANG WORO MANGGOLO MEMBERIKAN ANGKA RITUALNYA KEPADA KAMI DAN TIDAK DI SANGKA SANGKA TERNYATA BERHASIL,BAGI ANDA YANG INGIN DIBANTU SAMA SEPERTI KAMI SILAHKAN HUBUNGI NO HP EYANG WORO MANGGOLO (0823-3744-3355) JANGAN ANDA RAGU ANGKA RITUAL EYANG WORO MANGGOLO SELALU TEPAT DAN TERBUKTI INI BUKAN REKAYASA SAYA SUDAH MEMBUKTIKAN NYA TERIMAH KASIH
    NO HP EYANG WORO MANGGOLO (0823-3744-3355)
    BUTUH ANGKA GHOIB HASIL RTUAL EYANG WORO MANGGOLO
    >>>>>TOTO TOGEL 2D 3D 4D KLIK DISINI <<<<<
    DIJAMIN TIDAK MENGECEWAKAN ANDA APAPUN ANDA MINTA INSYA ALLAH PASTI DIKABULKAN BERGAUNLAH SECEPATNYA BERSAMA KAMI JANGAN SAMPAI ANDA MENYESAL















    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Alhamdulillah kami sekeluarga ucapkan banyak terima kasih kepada KI RONGGO LAWE atas bantuan KI RONGGO LAWE kami sudah bisa membayar semua hutang hutang kami yang menumpuk setinggi gunung kami juga sudah bisah buka usaha KI RONGGO LAWE, dulunya si saya ragu ragu dan kurang percaya yang namanya pesugihan uang gaib tapi mencoba dan alhamdulillah ternyata KI RONGGO LAWE benar - benar bisa menbantu saya dengan pesugihan uang gaib sekali lagi terima kasih KI RONGGO LAWE salam sukkses selalu.
      kalau mau seperti saya hubungi KI RONGGO LAWE Tlp/WhatsApp : 0853-1403-1099, atau KLIK DISINI

      INILAH JENIS MACAM PESUGIHAN DAN BOCORAN TOGEL 2D 3D 4D 5D 6D.....
      KI RONGGO LAWE Tlp/WhatsApp : 0853-1403-1099, atau KLIK DISINI

      >PESUGIHAN TUYUL| PELARIS USAHA
      >PESUGIHAN UANG GAIB
      >PESUGIHAN JIN KHODAM
      >PESUGIHAN UANG ASMA
      >PESUGIHAN UANG SEPASANG
      >PESUGIHAN UANG BALIK
      >TRANSFER JANIN
      >PESUGIHAN PUTIH TAMPA TUMBAL
      >PESUGIHAN NIKAH JIN
      >PELARISAN DAGANG

      Delete