167716Re: drought in Central America
- Aug 13, 2014stephen wrote: <<Golbal warming will increase the rain and not be the cause droughts.>>
if you have read the impact of global warming around the world you would know that some areas of the planet will experience droughts from it and other areas more rain. unfortunately, in many areas where there are rainforests they have been experiencing a dryer climate. that is already being experienced here in costa rica in a number of areas as well as other areas of the tropics throughout south and central america.
in central America the drought has and is effecting el Salvador, guatamala, Honduras, Nicaragua and costa rica. many areas in these countries are experiencing drought and abnormal rainfall in large parts of each country.
the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported the Northern Zone and the Caribbean region are two areas most likely to be affected by less rainfall, for a fourth consecutive year. The IMN is expecting up to 50 percent less precipitation than the area’s average.
The lack of rainfall in the Caribbean since 2010 has worried IMN experts, particularly because 2013 was the driest year in that part of the country since 1995. In 2013, Caribbean precipitation decreased by 45 percent compared to 2009, the last year that registered a “normal” rainy season, IMN meteorologists said.
there is also drought conditions in Guanacaste and there are many crop failures and the need to sell off cattle early because of lack of water. global warming will increase rain in some areas but there will be other areas that will experience less rain causing expansive droughts.
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