The latest scientific reports show that our planet is drying up. It is a worrying situation, the effects of which are already being felt strongly.
In South America, the second largest river behind the Amazon, is the victim of a historic drought, which has caused a serious impact on economic and tourist activity.
It has also left scientists and residents uneasy. An example of this is a video that has been viralized on social networks and that shows a group of people crossing on foot from Argentina to Paraguay through the bed of the Paraná, which was previously full of water.
Viral video of a historic downspout. People cross the bed of the Paraná river on foot, this is a sad environmental situation. 😪
& mdash; La Nación Newspaper (@LaNacionPy) August 11, 2021
“We are walking on the bed of the Paraná River. The image is really very sad … Today everyone is walking in horror along the bed of the majestic Paraná River ”, says one of the people in the video, which shows the coasts of San Marcos, in Paraguay and the banks of Montecarlo, in the province Argentina from Misiones.
Right now, the river’s flow is -32 centimeters below sea level, the worst mark since 1944, when it reached -1.40 meters.
At the end of July, the Government of Argentina declared a State of Hydric Emergency for 180 days in the Paraná river basin region.
This determination establishes a series of measures to mitigate “the consequences of the serious situation generated by the downspout.”
Environmental organizations in the area, assure that the decline would not be related only to the drought, and also blame industrial pollution, deforestation and forest fires.