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The fire on the Argentina does not stop. Several questions arise to understand what it is that produce the fires in different ecosystems and why they are difficult from control. The actions of man? Environmental issues? Heat waves? Who answered this and more questions, was the Vice Minister of Environment, Sergio Federovisky who answered doubts about this.

“It is a very worrying situation and it worsens with the heat wave, we are facing a direct consequence of climate change, because there were two years of extreme drought that caused water stress in Patagonia and throughout Argentina” declared Federovisky on Radio 10. In turn, he added that “this led to the president signing a decree that deploys resources at the height of what is happening.”

Federovisky also announced that “we are not going to solve all the problems, we are facing a situation that puts all of Argentina at risk and not only occurs in our country, but is also present in the world” and that “if only it were about accumulate resources, there would be no forest fires, not even in the United States, which is one of the places that has the most.

Regarding the government’s declaration of the fire emergency, Federovisky stressed that “it gives the possibility of requesting exceptional items to allocate to resources, brigades and air means” and on the other hand, it articulates “to all organizations to request help, such as the Air Force or Ministry of Security. All the resources of the state have to be available.

Regarding the actions of man on these situations, the official remarked that “if there is something that scientists pointed out 30 years ago it is the exacerbation of the extremes, which are isolated episodes that now occur more frequently and more abruptly.” He added that “the drought is a product of this, as are the descents of the Limay and Paraná rivers.”

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