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Worsening Signs of Planetary Stress

Posted by feww on March 25, 2008

Cyprus: The Sun-Baked Island of Love

Cyprus government ordered emergency water rationing yesterday to deal with the crippling four-year drought. Cyprus has a population of about 800,000; however, about 3 million tourists flock to the island each year.


“A goat walks along the sun-baked bed of Cyprus’s largest reservoir at Kouris, March 20, 2008. Cyprus announced on Monday emergency water cuts to deal with a crippling drought.” Photo Credit: EUTERS/Stringer [Image may be subject to copyright.] See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

The water reserves on the drought stricken popular tourist island are depleting (down to 10.3 percent full) and the two desalination plants, working at full capacity, cannot meet the growing demand. The rainfall in Cyprus has decreased by about 20 percent in the past 35 years and has reached minimal levels since 2003.

In the past 48 hours the temperatures on the island rose to 34 degrees Celsius, (93.2 Fahrenheit), some 14 degrees higher than normal for the season. Original Report: Drought-hit Cyprus starts emergency water rations

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4 Responses to “Worsening Signs of Planetary Stress”

  1. sweet-ym said

    Sorry, but what is mari—?

    Jane.

  2. feww said

    Jane – We’ve no idea what the word “mari—” means! It’s not posted on any of our blogs, is it?

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