The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has sounded the alarm on climate change taking place in the world in general and in Morocco in particular, stressing in a report that Morocco has experienced an unprecedented drought this year, and has been for 4 decades.
According to the United Nations-affiliated World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report on climate change in 2022“, the past year, and until August 2022, has been one of the driest in Morocco, at least for 40 years.
In this context, Nadia Ahmaiti, an environmental activist, indeed asserted that the current situation is unprecedented. ” Everyone is feeling the current situation and the drought we are experiencing. Most people under 40 have never experienced such a situation, while older people may remember the drought the country experienced in the 1980s. “, she noted in a statement to MoroccoLatestNews Ar.
The activist added that the situation demands that officials take “ proactive measures to manage the resources we have and urgently respond to water scarcity”calling for the need to “ rationalize resources with good governance and design sustainable solutions”.
Thus, Ahmaiti noted the measures currently taken to deal with the drought, such as the desalination of seawater or the treatment of ordinary water for use in irrigation, before wondering about its solutions. and their impact on water conservation until 2030 or 2050.
In this regard, the environmental activist called for the need “ to exploit harsh conditions to change behaviors that destroy the environment”noting that “ the citizen must preserve the resources for his part, and the civil servant must have an environmental conscience while implementing the governmental programs”.
The report on the state of the global climate is published on an annual basis. This year he raised the impact of drought on many parts of the world, starting with Europe and the Mediterranean, saying conditions in Europe were at their worst in August 2022 when rivers, including the Rhine, Loire and Danube, have fallen to a record low.
In 2021, the report said concentrations of the three main greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) had reached record highs, highlighting that the annual increase in methane concentration was at its highest. level, ” which is particularly important, given that methane is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere,” it is emphasized.