Drought in Brazil
Water levels at the Atibainha dam, affecting São Paulo, are extremely low (Photo Credit BBC)
Like many parts of the world Brazil is being hit hard by environmental changes that many have come to recognize as earth changes or global warming. One of the effects in Brazil is an unprecedented drought in Brazil that as of October 2014 has already lasted 9 months long. Affecting much of southern Brazil, the governor of São Paulo state is asking of permission to syphon off the remaining 5% of water from the main reservoir serving São Paulo.
A friend of our from the state of Rio De Janeiro but very near Minas Gerais reports extreme water shortages in their countryside community as well and the three states mentioned here are having tough negotiations over water.
We must do all we can at all times to reduce the effect of global warming. The extreme effects on our beloved Brazil also effect many other parts of the world as well.
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