This summer Europe broke the temperature record due to the heat. In some countries, rivers and seas are the ones that bear the brunt. According to the Spanish State Meteorological Agency, May, June and July 2022 Those were the driest months in the last 57 years.
The most recent case is of the Rhine River, one of the most important sources of fresh water in Europe. The Rhine crosses many countries: Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria and Liechtenstein, among others. Its water level has dropped drastically due to the severe drought of recent months.,
according to german medium general indicatorLast week, the river fell about three inches down. A few days later, the offspring reached at least 36 centimeters in a day. in that respect, The so-called “hunger stones” were uncovered. This term is what Germans commonly use to refer to ancient rocks that were recorded at other times of drought.
In Europe, drought has historically brought with it poverty, hunger, low quality of life and low employment. Some of these stones have been marked over the years with strong phrases such as “If you see me, cry”, “Whoever sees me weeps. He who sees me will cry.” “Once this stone disappears life flourishes again,” reads another rock.
Others say that “2002″ or “2018” were the last time the river flowed so low that they were visible. Traces of that date are also centuries ago. The oldest inscriptions are archaic inscriptions, such as 1417, 1473, 1616, 1630, 1654 and 1666.
What all the stones have in common is that they are reminiscent of times of extreme drought. In 2018, environmental NGO Greenpeace took one of these rocks and inscribed the phrase “If you see me, the climate crisis has arrived.”
Europe is experiencing one of its hottest summers Since registration. It is already becoming a public health problem in many countries of the continent. In Spain, the reservoirs were depleted significantly, leaving the country with a water crisis.
Similarly, The governments of that country and France had to impose restrictions on the consumption of water. According to what the French Meteorological Service recorded meteo france, The country received only 9.7 mm of rain in July. March is the driest month on record for them since 1961. Due to this, more than 100 municipalities have been left without water service and The other 93 will have to use savings measures.
The same would apply to the regions of Galicia, Catalonia and Andalusia in Spain. Officials there are asking to be careful in consumption, avoid night rain, save money and avoid swimming pools or car washes.