Drought in Puerto Rico Threatens Prolonged Water Rationing


…. and there’s no climate change? Please explain!

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The drought suffered by much of Puerto Rico is getting so much worse that if no rain falls in the next few days, authorities will be forced to impose an even longer period of the water rationing throughout a large part of the San Juan metropolitan area, The Latin American Herald Tribune reports.

The deputy director of the U.S. National Weather Service office in San Juan, Ernesto Morales, told Efe on Friday that forecasts for the next two months are not very promising, since the amount of rain expected is well below the usual levels for this time of year.

Morales said the reason for the lack of rain in Puerto Rico over the past few months could be related to the effects of El Niño, the climatic phenomenon related to the cyclical warming of the eastern Pacific Ocean and which consequently brings drier weather to the Caribbean.

The meteorologist…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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