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The US is so consumed with inflation, the midterm elections, and the constant tension of radical social battles, that hardly anyone is reporting on the conditions in Europe 2022.
The European continent is experiencing the worst drought in 500 years. Some have reported that the drought is so bad that ancient, medieval towns once underwater are resurfacing! The olive crops in Spain, their main source of revenue, are drying up. Headlines about the worst drought ever hitting Spain are in the news.
“Half of the water produced in the desalination plant is used to water the crops here. Spain produces more fruit and vegetables than any other country in the European Union.” This story is dated August 29. (Two-thirds of Europe is under some sort of drought warning, in what is likely the worst such event in 500 years.)