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The Mediterranean Basin is the most affected by rising temperatures

The Mediterranean Basin is one of the most vulnerable regions to the impacts of global warming. Floods, heat waves, biodiversity loss... Here is why the situation is worrying.

06/27/2019 10:39 AM

7 comments

  • Ghislaine B.
    10/18/2019 08:02

    Very interesting, thks.

  • Juan O.
    10/04/2019 23:52

    Is not climate change and global warming please stop lier

  • Gary W.
    10/03/2019 23:17

    Get that over indulged brat to yell at it!

  • Betty S.
    10/03/2019 21:51

    My parents and my generation helped the environment. Back in the day, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day, because we practiced it everyday. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. We used as gift wrap, wall paper to keep the wind out and to start fires in the wood stove. But, today they say we are the ones that didn't do the "green thing" back then. We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store which was safe to do back then. We didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks because we liked being outdoors enjoying the weather and talking to people we passed on the way. But they say,We didn't have the "green thing" in our day. Back then we washed the baby's diapers because not all of us wanted or had the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. We recycled everything. But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size mostly 20 inch not a screen the size of the state of Montana. We sat together in the evening as a family and watched one of four channels. In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. We did have a microwave, some still used a wood cook stove. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Do the later generation know that this stuff would not biodegrade until the year 2500? Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. And some of us had a goat or a cow to do the job. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We used pencils some had refillable writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the "green thing" back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a big fancy house did before the "green thing." Most houses had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances,a 100 amp breaker box was over kill. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint. That every child has now to keep them inside all day an night. They don’t go outside to get sunlight or walk to they friends to socialize or get exercise. But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful and out of touch we are to what is good for our earth?

  • Claudia B.
    10/03/2019 20:56

    Global bullshit

  • Robert B.
    10/03/2019 20:18

    And another post about the so called climatecrisis. You are becoming boring Brut.

  • Daniel T.
    08/22/2019 04:50

    Been changing for eons... let me guess... taxing me will help.

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