I had always wondered about those catastrophic
warnings from some scientists... Are they exaggerating? Scientists, traditionally, have never been alarmists, but when we hear/read some of their warnings predicting some serious weather changes if we don´t change our lifestyle, consciously or unconsciously we assume they´re being alarmist so we can keep on with our lifestyle. In other words, we humans are very prone to ignore any danger until it´s too late.
Not anymore in my case, what I wonder now is if maybe it´s just too late. Spain had always enjoied very stable weather, with some summer storms, but normal storms. When I was a kid (41 now) floodings have always been something we only see in the TV, from tropical countries, maybe some sporadic one each several years wich caused a shock to the whole country
Now in last years, what was extremelly rare is becoming normal. These pictures are all from past weeks
, and as you can see, from different parts of the country. I read or hear some years ago Spain will be one of the countries where climate change will be more noticeable, but I´d have never expected I´d see it with my eyes...
Navarra, north of Spain
Valencia and Murcia, east of Spain
Madrid, center of Spain
What had always been extremelly rare, in past years is becoming normal, not just at some spot, all around the country
As I said, we humans are very prone to ignore alarmist warnings for our own peace of mind, but sincerely, they´re not alarmist, they´re real, worryingly real