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Drought turns Amazonian capital into climate dystopia

A withering drought has turned the Amazonian capital of Manaus into a climate dystopia with the second worst air quality in the world and rivers at the lowest levels in 121 years. The city of 1 million people, which is surrounded by a forest of trees, normally basks under blue skies. Tourists take pleasure boats to the nearby meeting of the Negro and Amazon (known locally as the Solimões) rivers, where dolphins can often be seen enjoying what are usually the most abundant freshwater resources in the world. But an unusually dry season, worsened by an El Niño and human-driven global heating, has threatened the city’s self-image, the wellbeing of its residents and the survival prospects for the entire Amazon basin. https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2023/oct/18/drought-amazon-capital-climate-manaus-forest-fires-air-quality-rivers

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  • johnte ndeto

    32 w

    Very perturbing and measures should be put in place to mitigate future hazards

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    • Ann Nyambura

      33 w

      The situation underscores the importance of climate adaptation strategies and global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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      • Peter Kamau

        33 w

        A very troubling scenario we are witnessing here

        • Kevin

          33 w

          This is entirely troubling

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          • Esther Wanjiku

            33 w

            A very sad situation this is

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            • George Kariuki

              33 w

              The drought in Manaus is a wake-up call. We must take action to address climate change, and we must do it now.

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              • walter lungayi

                34 w

                It is disappointing to see a city surrounded by lush forests and abundant freshwater resources suffer from such extreme conditions. This serves as a wake-up call for the urgent need to address global warming and protect the Amazon basin, a vital ecosystem for the planet.

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                • Majdi Alnajjar

                  34 w

                  Enhancing the efficiency of developing innovative solutions 💡

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                  • Gorffly mokua

                    34 w

                    This serves as a powerful reminder of the urgent need for global climate action. ⚠⚠

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                    • rosebellendiritu

                      34 w

                      Everywhere in the continent there is the effect of climate change,in some situations it's so dire and fatal,we need to empower more and act more and urgently to make sure there is less occurrence of these damages.

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                      • Princess

                        34 w

                        Deeply troubling 😔 this is a stark reminder of the urgent need for comprehensive action to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of global warming.

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                        • Rotich Kim

                          34 w

                          Droughts should not be ignore but the government should be well equip with necessary resources to plan

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                          • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                            34 w

                            The dire situation in Manaus, the Amazonian capital, serves as a stark illustration of the devastating impacts of climate change. This drought has transformed a once-thriving city into a climate dystopia, characterized by alarming air quality and historically low river levels. With a unique blend of natural beauty and urban life, the city is now grappling with a crisis exacerbated by El Niño and global warming. The implications are not limited to the city alone but extend to the survival of the entire Amazon basin, emphasizing the urgent need for climate action on a global scale.

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