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One Of Sicily’s Largest Lakes Is Facing Its Worst Drought In A Decade And The Photos Are Unreal

Lake Pozzillo, located in Sicily, southern Italy, is facing the worst drought in a decade.
Nearly 80% of the water has been dried up in the lake in Enna Italy, which is the largest artificial lake in Sicily.
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On August 17, a photo showed a group of sheep walking on the dried, cracked land of the lake to find water sources.
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A heatwave caused Sicily to report a high temperature of 48.8 degrees on Aug. 11, which may be the hottest on record in European history.
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According to the World Meteorological Organization, the official temperature record in Europe is 48 degrees, which occurred in 1997 in Athens, Greece.
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The heatwave has also caused wildfires all over southern Italy, including Sicily, Calabria, and Puglia, BBC news reported.
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Wildfires along the Mediterranean coast spread frequently this summer.
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Although some of the fires were man-made, scientists believe that due to climate change, heat waves have become more frequent and intense, and wildfires have become more destructive.
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The United Nations International Commission on Climate Change released an authoritative report on Aug. 9th, which warned that global temperatures are likely to rise by more than 1.5°C in the next two decades, which would result in extreme weather and widespread devastation.
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lake pozzillo italy drought climate change
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