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In Europe's most valuable forests apocalypse already started (PICS)

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posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 01:50 PM
This was the situation August 3, 2003. You can see the border with Spain.

You can see what had burned in 2003 until then and what was burning that day alone ... and there were still big fires until October.

The NASA satelite photos from one year ago confirmed that the fires that burned more than 5000 sq km of Europe's most valuable forests (in Portugal, 40% eucalyptus with exploration cycles as short as 9 years, 50% pinus pinaster with cycles of 20 to 25 years) were economically the most devastating ever.

Much of what was left has now been burning for several weeks. Impossible to stop the fires, which end only when they can't find any material to feed anymore (even all the way to the ocean, sometimes).

A resident flees from a forest fire in the town of Malhao in the southern Portuguese province of Algarve, July 28, 2004.

A lone man tries to fight a forest fire early morning in Boticas, Vila Real, northern Portugal, Wednesday, July 28, 2004.

A raging forest fire is set to engulf houses in Sao Bernabe, south of Portugal

A fireman drags a water hose as he fights a forest fire in Mafra ,30 km (20 miles) north of Lisbon,

posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 02:12 PM
this is normal man, it happens every year, because of the low-hummidity of the air. ^^

posted on Jul, 29 2004 @ 03:22 PM
actually the humidity record was broken (3%) there.
Plenty of humidity here

New precipitation records in northern Texas
Up to 3 liters (12 inches) in 24 hours ...

[edit on 29-7-2004 by MattMarriott]

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 11:43 AM
For the record, the highest precipitation values in 24 hours ever, in Dallas, from July 29 (max. 13.3 inches) :

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 12:18 PM

Originally posted by Anyndur
this is normal man, it happens every year, because of the low-hummidity of the air. ^^

Uhm no.
This is not normal at all.
It has not been like this in a long long time.

posted on Jul, 31 2004 @ 01:14 PM
I guess is fair to say that hell is here in US too because the west of US burn every year.

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