‘If you really think the environment is less important than the economy, try holding your breath while you count your money.’ – Dr. Guy McPherson
Manabi Ecuador – About eight years ago the climate on Ecuador’s coast seemed to be almost perfect. I could work outside for hours and never feel over heated, yet the sun would burn my skin quite fast. Many times in the night we needed long sleeves and/or jackets.
Now it seems that the cloud forest, which I remembered being much cooler, has the ideal temperatures, and the coastal weather – on a cloudless day – is stifling!
Today I asked an older lady if she thought the coastal climate was warmer than in earlier years. “Yes,” she said, “It is much hotter now.”
“Why do you think it has changed?” I asked. Continue reading