Wednesday, March 20, 2019

El Nino and water shortage in Metro Manila

On the current El Nino, four points here:

(1) After a brief La Nina from October 2017 to April 2018, El Nino resumed from October 2018 to present.
(2) current El Nino is mild compared to 1998 and 2015-2016 El Nino.
(3) Severe La Nina experienced from the 50s to 70s, then 1999-2001, 2008-2011. 
(4) El Nino - La Nina events are natural, cyclical, and predictable, they occur every 2 years per episode on average. 

The natural cycle been occuring since millions or billions of years ago, will continue in the next millions and billions of years in the future. No such thing as "unprecedented" big El Nino and Gorebal warming, lots of precedents in the past. Don't believe scammers who say these are "unprecedented" and "unequivocal."

Another view, multivariate el nino southern oscillation (ENSO) index, 1950 to present.

So there is no basis for people to say that the current water shortage in some parts of Metro Manila is due to El Nino because the phenomenon is predictable and expected. The government and the water concessionaires simply failed to develop new water sources and dams. The Philippines' main problem is lots of rain water during the wet season, many people die due to landslides, drowning and leptospirosis due to prolonged flooding. We do not have enough dams to impound and store those huge volume of rain water and help reduce flash flooding of low-lying areas.

Meanwhile, watermelon activisim shows once again -- Green outside, red inside. Their goal is global ecological socialism.

Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism. Have we got the stomach for it?
Phil McDuff 
Mon 18 Mar 2019 12.09 GMT Last modified on Mon 18 Mar 2019 12.11 GMT

Guardian: “Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism”
Eric Worrall / March 18, 2019

1 comment:

Zab said...

I hope water supply in Manila will be in the normal level . I will regularly check metro manila news.