‘Avalanche of fires’: what the front pages around the world say

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The Guardian

The wildfires that have raged in Europe, Africa and North America in recent days have provided some dramatic front pages for newspapers across the world.

Among the worst fires have been in Portugal, where the Correio de Manhã has a front page headline reading “Panic and despair”.

In neighbouring Spain, the ABC newspaper declares an “Avalanche of fires out of control”.

The Observer splashes on a warning from Alok Sharma, the Tory cabinet minister who led last year’s landmark Cop26 UN climate summit, that he may resign if the incoming prime minister fails to commit to net zero plans.

The Daily Mirror saying the British PM is having another party while the UK scorches, and has the headline “Boris’ heatrave”.

A stark image on the front of Croatian newspaper 24sata shows the normally idyllic Dalmation coast with the simple headline “hell”.

In Greece, the paper Kathimerini has been reporting on wildfires that have again lit the country in flames.

French newspaper Libèration also urges the public of the foreboding effects of climate change and fast-rising temperatures.

From the Turkish Milliyet, readers are confronted with the “Red nightmare” that terrorises the country.

Canada suffered some of its worst ever fires last year and they are back again this year with a large blaze burning near the town of Lytton, the Vancouver Sun reports, which was destroyed in 2021’s disaster.

The Vancouver Sun’s coverage of the Lytton wildfire. Photograph: Vancouver Sun

Rising temperatures are also causing alarm in Asia, where the Global Times has this front page.

July 17, 2022 at 04:39PM Martin Farrer

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