"HAVANA/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Villagers in Guatemala’s Mayan
hillside hamlet Sanimtaca had been about to harvest their cardamom crops
that take three years to grow when waves of floodwater triggered by two
tropical storms last month washed them away.
Now they have no way to support themselves or to build back the 25 homes
- a third of the village - also destroyed in the flash floods that have
yet to subside, said Raul Quib, a volunteer from a neighboring community.
“No one had ever seen flooding like it around here,” the 35-year-old who
has been collecting food and clothing donations told Reuters. “The
school is flooded, the cemetery is flooded.”
This week brought an official close to the most active Atlantic
hurricane season ever recorded, with 30 named storms including 13
And thanks to climate change, experts warn, Central America will have to
brace for stronger storm impacts in the future – as well as higher
economic damages, unless they prepare."
Via Farhad, who wrote "We are now seriously facing a climate
catastrophe, we have to stop referring to it as climate change. The
change has happened, we just facing the worse case scenario if we don’t
change our behavior"
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