By Catherine McGeer •
Published: 24 Nov 2023 • 15:40
Thermometer showing high temperature.
THE year 2023 has proven to be a historic milestone in the Region of Murcia, marked by soaring temperatures that have surpassed records dating back to 1961. According to meteorological data, the average temperature from January to October has soared to 18.9ºC, surpassing the usual norms by over a degree.
This unprecedented warmth signifies a concerning trend in global climate patterns. Murcia, known for its climatic stability, now faces the stark reality of climate change. The impact of rising temperatures extends beyond discomfort; it poses significant risks to agriculture, water resources, and the delicate balance of ecosystems.
Efforts to mitigate these alarming changes must be accelerated. Adopting sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and promoting environmentally friendly policies are critical steps toward safeguarding our planet’s future. It’s imperative for both local authorities and communities to collaborate on adaptation strategies and prioritise environmental consciousness to curb the escalation of these unprecedented temperature shifts. The year 2023 serves as an urgent reminder to take swift and collective action against the ravages of climate change.
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I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!
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