TheVoiceOfJoyce As Nations gather in Montreal to hash out plans for food security and biodiversity, our Planet is getting warmer and the changing seasons can’t be ignored.

Central South America is experiencing 43.3 degrees Celsius heat. It’s dangerous to go out. Crops are failing and the floods come next. Britain and Greenland are also recording warm temperatures and so is NYC.

In NYC, the Mayor has a bright idea, build, not use up vacant commercial space for affordable housing and get rid of environmental protections to accomplish his ” building ” program? We’re facing environmental disaster and he’s being wasteful and neglecting the consequences of his plan. We’ve got too much building and not enough housing for the 14% pushed into poverty. How are your countries tackling climate warming and poverty?

Now is the time, to take a deep breath, stop building without thinking about our future and in Qatar, they’ll have to leave their gas in the ground. Development would further limit our biodiversity, food supply and create more harmful Carbon emissions. It’s time to develop no ways to power our World and build.

The authorities advised the public against going outside for prolonged periods, particularly during early afternoon. The searing heat could not have come at a worse time for those hoping to join the annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Miracles in the town of Caacupé, in honour of the Virgin Mary on Thursday.

In an attempt to reduce the risk of heat-related injuries, water tanks were placed along the route to ensure people undertaking the journey could stay hydrated.

Although the extreme temperatures are expected to ease this weekend, a further weather warning, this time for thunderstorms, has been issued across many parts of Argentina for the coming days. Heavy rain, strong winds and possibly hail have also been forecast.

The wet weather is likely to offer some relief to farmers whose crops have struggled during the heatwave. However, the deluge threatens to wreak further devastation in the form of localised flooding and severe hail. On 30 November, a thunderstorm in Buenos Aires produced hailstones the size of golf balls.

South America has not been the only region experiencing warmer than average temperatures recently. Europe and Greenland recorded their 5th warmest November this year. This is an average for the whole continent over this period, but several places have been much colder than average in the past month.

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