Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Peru's mountain people face fight for survival in a bitter winter>>>

In a world growing ever hotter, Huancavelica is an anomaly. These communities, living at the edge of what is possible, face extinction because of increasingly cold conditions in their own microclimate, which may have been altered by the rapid melting of the glaciers.

A consequence is that Quechua-speaking farmers and their families, who have managed to subsist for centuries at high altitude, believe they may not make it through the next southern winter.

There have been warnings from meteorologists in Peru that this month will see the Huancavelica region hit by the worst weather conditions in years with plunging temperatures, floods and high winds. The weather is already claiming lives; last month seven people died and scores were treated in hospital after torrential rain caused flash flooding in Ayacucho, the capital of the neighbouring region.

Read More: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jan/03/peru-mountain-farmers-winter-cold


MaliAfrica2012 said...

Same thing is happen'n here is north africa...getting very very cold

Nomadic said...

So Sad what this earth has become. All for profit...pure profit