Boiling hot in Cuernavaca

this is the temperature at 11.45 today.
we expect a high of 35C a bit later.
Easter came and went... the temperatures have risen and we are now boiling. 60% of the national territory is suffering acute lack of water and life goes on. It's only when the water ceases to come out of the tap that people will sit up and take notice. There are parts of the country where there has not been a single drop of water for 30 months....

In Morelos where I live there are four aquifers in the state. One of them is already overexploited, the other three are heading in that direction. Overexploited means that we are taking out more water than the aquifer receives during the rainy season. It means that it will run out of water sooner rather than later. And they are saying that 2013 will be a dry year, that the rains will not be abundant, which is therefore a big problem. Gone are the days when it rained every single day like clockwork. When I came here 22 years ago that was how it was. Nowadays it rains every other day or every 3rd or 4th day and we really don't know what will happen this year. We have the rest of April and all of May before the rains should really start and the temperatures are way higher than they should be. Getting up to 34C used to be really hot but now it's not; 36C is way hotter, 37 and 38C are also very possible and horribly hotter. I slept with the roof fan on all night last night...

So our tropical climate, the envy of all my English friends, is now not quite so attractive. The perfect climate that Cuernavaca is known for is not so perfect anymore. Climate change is here to stay and we have to suffer the consequences. Well, of course we do, it's our fault...




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