If you look at a world map and try to point Portugal - my place- you will see that is very near the Great African Desert. In fact I believe I’m closer to the Sahara desert than, say, Paris.
Since I remember listening to the “climate change” it’s been some itch I try to scratch but it does nothing to the cure.
We all now the planet is getting warmer and warmer, but sure is a shock to realize the numbers;
in Portugal rights now;
11% of the territory is in extreme dry
34% of the territory is in severe dry
55% of the territory is in regular dry
(I´m very sorry for some potential inaccurate terms, but I do believe you all understand what I mean)
The big question is not the numbers for the year, although is February, but the numbers for the last 20 year or so. It’ s getting worst. We had some horrific forests summer fires, in 2017, in witch 117 people dye.
Today is was forecast some light rain - it sure does not change the general numbers, but I sure was glad to see some rain finally falling.
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While Wisconsin itself is pretty wet all the time, other parts of the US have had their share of similar drought conditions. I hope you get more rain soon.
I really like both the falling drops and the cascade of greenery behind. The progression of that softness contrasted with the sharp rain is riveting and really different.
I feel your concern, João. We’re in the same boat (bad analogy considering how dry it is - ha), here in California. I’m glad you had some rain. Your photo is balm for the dry soul.
An image with a sad story . It tell’s about only one of the big world problems ! So well made.I should almost say come and get some rain from us.
These raindrops are very fine and detailed Joao unlike most images where the raindrops are much fatter and less defined. I was just reading this morning about the drought in the western united states that says it’s the worst it’s been in over 1200 years so we are feeling your pain. I like @Bonnie_Lampley quote “Your photo is balm for the dry soul.” I agree.