Climate change threat to Spanish tourist trade
15 February 2005, MADRID-Rising sea level and temperatures could seriously damage Spain's tourist industry in the last third of this century, the Environment Minister predicted.
15 February 2005
MADRID-Rising sea level and temperatures could seriously damage Spain's tourist industry in the last third of this century, the Environment Minister predicted.
Christina Narbona said the average temperature could rise seven degrees and the sea would rise by a metre.
This would destroy key beaches near mayor rivers in Cantabria, in northern Spain, in the delta of the Rivers Ebro and Llobregat in Catalonia in the north-east, the Manga del Mar Menor in the south-east and the Costa de Donana in the far south.
The rise in temperatures would also mean less rain.
This could also cause the reduction in fishing waters, the decrease in biodiversity, more natural catastrophes and important effects on human health.
These were the main conclusions of a study carried out by the Spanish Office for the Study of Climatic Change, which was written by 400 investigators.
It was published a day before the Kioto Protocol in climatic change comes into affect.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news