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Voices from the Spanish land and sea

Lola Alvárez, Jose Agustín Pérez and Javier Ballestero

Spain

 

 

Lola Alvárez - Labourer, Córdoba, España

 

Lola Alvárez, head of the Union of Field Workers in Córdoba explains the life of a day labourer, and how climate change is impacting directly on their livelihoods and land. "It shows how the climate has changed: no rain, and very high temperatures".

 

 

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Jose Agustín Pérez - Fisherman, Galicia, España

 

Fisherman Jose Agustín Pérez explains the social and environmental impacts of climate change on the Galician coast. "The biggest problem we have now is that the warm sea, we have less fish. We are seeing tropical fish appear on our shores, whereas before it was unthinkable".

 

 

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The impact on Spanish bees

 

A beekeeper explains the environmental impacts of climate change on the production of honey in the field. "Now we fear we will run out of bees. We have very sudden changes in temperature that affects them, and therefore affect pollination and crops".

 

 

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Javier Ballestero - day labourer

 

Javier Ballestero explains the social and environmental impacts of the climate crisis in Spain. "The vegetation is disappearing. Streams, rain, it’s not the same. Or it rains or does not rain, and when it rains there are floods."

 

 

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