German astronaut Alexander Gerst published in his “Twitter” photo of Central Europe, taken off the ISS, which shows the magnitude of the catastrophic drought in the region.
According to Gerst, from a height of 400 kilometers a shocking appearance opens. The vast European territories, which should be green, are now completely brown. “It’s like a mixture of dust, sand and smoke. I’ve never seen this, “the astronaut wrote in a commentary on his photos.
Anomalous heat swept the countries of Europe in July and is still preserved. In Germany, because of the drought, large rivers have become shallow and the lowest harvest is expected in the last hundred years. In Greece, Sweden, Portugal and Spain, hot and dry weather caused forest fires that killed more than a hundred human lives and destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of forest.