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Post Climate Change in Canary Islands
Created by John Eipper on 08/24/19 12:22 PM

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Climate Change in Canary Islands (Carmen Negrin, France, 08/24/19 12:22 pm)

John E asked if the Canary Islands are becoming drier due to climate change. I really couldn't tell. I have only been going to the Canaries for less than 20 years.

In that relatively short period, all I can say is that on my first visit, I was told that it had not rained in Gran Canaria for several years in a row. In the last four or five years it seems that each time I go, it pours and it seemed cooler than before. However, the summers seem to be much warmer. There are often wildfires but this is just a personal observation, but this most recent one, which now seems to be under control is totally exceptional.

One thing is sure and that is that the natural water sources have almost dried out.  Sea water is filtered instead. Bananas don't grow as they used to; they were partly responsible for the lack of water. They have been replaced by abandoned and dried-out fields.

JE comments:  What drives the Canarian economy now?  I guessed tourism, and this turns out to be the case:  32% of the GDP, followed by construction at 20%.  Aren't the two connected?  Carmen, are food prices in the Canaries much higher than on the European continent?  I'm making an assumption here that the situation is analogous to Puerto Rico, which must "import" most of its food.

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