Helicopters release water bombs to stop the wildfire but they are afraid to use salty sea water because that damages the vegetation.
Cape Town, South Africa is running out of water. The city has been struck by severe drought and there is enough water for just 100 days.
Just like Sao Paulo in 2015, citizens are asked to conserve and reduce their water supply. Kevin Winter, lecturer at the University of Cape Town Environmental and Geographical Sciences:
“We can’t see any rain on the horizon. And right now, in terms of dam storage levels, we’re probably approaching the ‘100 days left of storage.
Methane effects greenhouse 20 times more than CO2
In Obama’s Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions, he has announced a goal of cutting methane emissions by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025.
Unfortunately the methane plans do not not cover pipeline transmission and gas distribution losses.
The administration will also continue its policy of suggesting and supporting voluntary oil and gas industry efforts to harness methane from drilling.