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Drought in Spain...
21 November 2017 @ 18:30

Reservoirs without water, expansive desert–like fields, lost crops, and wildfires. These are all symptoms of the persistent drought in Spain. The reservoirs are at their lowest levels since the 1990s. Those along the Segura river, which flows through Albacete, Murcia, Alicante and Almería, have reached alarming lows.

The European Environment Agency published a report early this year warning about the impact that climate change would have on the Mediterranean region of the continent, which is more exposed to global warming.
Many of these effects are already underway: reduced rainfall, wildfires, and heat waves that increase demand for air conditioning. The reservoirs at the head of the Tagus River are also at rock-bottom levels. Residents who live near the Entrepeñas and Buendía reservoirs, in Guadalajara province, want to protect their most precious asset.

But droughts are not just a Spanish problem. It is spreading all over the world. According to the United Nations, by 2050 at least a quarter of the planet's population will live in countries with a scarcity of this vital resource. Take a look at these alarming photos of scenes throughout Spain...

 

 

 


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Andrew Mark Harding said:
25 November 2017 @ 13:06

The alarmists are at it again and collective memory is very short. This time last year we had floods throughout Spain, here in the Costa del Sol, thousands of cars were written off with water damage and the same number of homes and businesses were affected. None of this was caused by an increase of of 0.008% in atmospheric concentration except in the minds of those whose salaries depend on perpetuating this lie.


John said:
25 November 2017 @ 14:19

@ Andrew Mark Harding:

Apparently, localised heavy rain (which causes flooding) but reduced annual rainfall overall are both symptoms of climate change. To suggest that there isn't some kind of change happening, despite the untypically low reservoir levels, seems incautious. Can you provide any evidence to show that climate change is really a hoax, perpetuated by those who can gain financially from it?


Dave11 said:
26 November 2017 @ 06:28

For sure climate change is occurring and due to this we must manage global resources much better than we do a present - until you have lived in places where you have to walk a great distance to obtain clean water you don't realize how precious water is. When you turn your tap on or go to flush the loo and no water you then know the problem..
Shortage of water in Spain is going to be a real concern for the future.
Unless your Donald Trump who also thinks climate change is a joke...... we will see.......


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