GREECE, FORGOTTEN BY THE GODS
A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change
An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Greece is a country where the seismic risk is the highest in Europe with 15,000 tremors a year. Even if they are mostly not felt, Greeks live in anxiety about "the Big One".
Every summer, forest fires burn tens of thousands hectares of wood or houses. In 2007, the Peloponnese faced the worst wildfire for the last 50 years. Also, Greece doesn’t have enough water and especially in the islands. It is supplied by boat but water is brackish and expensive.
Water, earth and fire are the sources of dramas in Greece.