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Fire Fighters Fight British Global Warming In Greece

by | 3rd, November 2008

FIRE FIGHTERS have been to Greece to learn to tackle bush fires because of fears over global warming.

A team of 40 firefighters from around the UK were sent on a two-week, £473-a-head camp-site trip to the village of Rizomata where temperatures hit a record 44C in the summer, says the Manchester Evening News.

The jaunt was organised after a report said climate change could lead to severe grassland and forest fires in the UK.

One firefighter later described the trip as a “waste of money”.

Admittedly not as attractive as a Greek camp site, but any fire brigade with a Pennine moorland stretch in its area could have hosted a bigger, a better, and brighter bash for a work-experience trip.

Every year moorland gamekeepers burn off part of their heather. It is an October to April routine which forces the heather to regrow and support grouse…the favourite game bird

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