A POEM A DAY - TREE BONES



I am used to dry Summers in Spain and distressed trees but with climate change I have witnessed a clear change in weather patterns. The seasonal droughts are more common, the spring and autumn rains sometimes don't appear, there is a continual risk of fire and flowers and trees are confused by the changing weather. Most native trees and plants here are adapted to the arid climate but the lack of water leads to more vulnerability to disease. Fire strips the hillsides and the soil is eroded. This area is on the edge of the desertification zone and if temperatures continue to rise in the next decades the environment in large parts of Spain and southern Europe will be threatened. We all need to do what we can to help halt climate change, every little effort in our daily lives is worth taking. 






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