Seasonal weather is a thing of the past, thanks to climate change
It is hot in winter, it hails in spring and the cold is intense in summer because the seasons do not exist anymore, climate change ended them, said expert Raquel Méndez better known as “La Señora del Clima” (The weather lady).
“April 2016 and 2017 are already considered to be the warmest months globally in history because the rise in temperature. Because of climate change, the glaciers are melting and in Mexico we suffer too much because of our geographical location,” she said in an interview with Notimex.
Some cities of the country, like Huejutla, in the state of Hidalgo, surpass 50 degrees Celsius, reason why each year more people emigrate. The areas are no longer habitable because the extreme climate affects the quality of health.
“We are experiencing a much more extreme phenomena. For example, hurricane “Patricia” last year was the most powerful in all of history, there had to be very hot water in the ocean”.
Last week in Mexico City, heavy rain, hailstorms, thunderstorms and strong winds downed trees and light poles. As a result of the heat, pollution rates also rose. Yesterday, Mexico City recorded one of the most intense storms in 20 years.
The rainy season in Mexico began on May 15 and hurricanes are forecast in several states because it is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Due to the above, she recommended that the population be aware of the current conditions and use extreme precautions until at least June 30, although there are also places in the North and West of Mexico that suffer from drought.
Although the problem can not be stopped, Raquel Méndez says that it is possible to delay the effects if all human beings put a grain of salt into solving the problem.
Fortunately, she says, schools are creating ecological awareness at an early age, an action that did not happen with previous generations, because the situation was not expected to become a serious case of global repercussions in social, health and politics.
“It is also important that we know how to take care of ourselves, how to protect ourselves from solar radiation and how our children must face the realities that will continue to advance,” said Raquel, who has three children.
With 20 years of media experience, Raquel Méndez is the weather manager on the news with Danielle Dithurbide, Al aire con Paola and FOROtv. In addition, she presents the “Timely Response” on FOROtv, of Televisa.
Story photo is from yesterday’s record storms in Mexico City flooding Energy Department’s government building.