Facing a near unprecedented 'rainfall deficit', the Panama Canal has been forced to restrict the number of vessels passing through itFrom his office perched on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Steven Paton looks over the entrance to the Panama Canal; the high rises of the country's capital resting upon the horizon behind him, and an increasingly long queue of tankers lining up in the bay.For 33 years his job with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute monitoring the region's climate has given him a front-row seat to how the weather's familiar patterns have changed, upending axioms of old and calling into question the future viability of one of the most important trade routes in the world. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/dec/22/changing-climate-casts-a-shadow-over-the-future-of-the-panama-canal-and-global-trade
Zdroj: The Guardian
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