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The Iberian Oven and Beyond: The Devastating Effects of Climate on Our World

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing our planet today. It has become increasingly clear that the world is already experiencing the effects of this phenomenon, and the consequences are likely to become even more severe in the years to come. Spain is one of the countries that have been particularly affected by the impact of climate change. The hot air that blows in from North Africa has earned it the nickname of the “Iberian oven”. But Spain is not alone in its struggle against climate change. The world is currently witnessing extreme weather events that are causing widespread destruction and loss of life.

One of the most visible effects of climate change is the increasing frequency and severity of heat waves. The Mediterranean region, including Spain, is warming faster than the global average due to climate change. This has led to unprecedented temperatures, causing wildfires across the country. The situation is particularly alarming because these temperatures are occurring earlier in the year than expected. These fires not only destroy habitats and homes but also release huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, exacerbating the problem.