This is seriously terrifying.
New videos show how the devastating wildfires in southern Turkey are turning sandy beach resorts into a scene straight out of an apocalyptic movie.
One video shows residents evacuating a beach while a massive wall of fire shoots gargantuan clouds of dark smoke high into the sky.
Worldwide, wildfires have been devastating this year — and these videos could be a grim foreshadowing of what's in store for us, as climate change leads toward drier and hotter conditions, year after year.
This appears to be a closer view of one of the wildfires burning in Turkey. Honestly not sure how people are so calm pic.twitter.com/C7CEKCy2mj
— Brian Kahn (@blkahn) July 29, 2021
World on Fire
DRAMATIC ESCAPE: Residents and tourists forced to evacuate by boat as wildfires rage toward popular beach resorts along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.
— ABC News (@ABC) August 2, 2021
Turkish authorities are now trying to gain control over a series of forest fires along the country's Mediterranean coast and southern Aegean regions. Dozens of people were sent to hospitals, according to the Associated Press, and at least three people have been killed.
It's a scary new normal — and should come as a stern warning.
The death toll from wildfires on Turkey's southern coast rose to eight on Sunday as firefighters battled to contain blazes still raging in coastal resort towns https://t.co/45e3RbY6Xp pic.twitter.com/Pm3nwhDEFJ
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 2, 2021