Have you noticed the major floods simultaneously occurring around the world this month?
- Australia has an area almost as large as France and Germany combined, completely under water. Hard to comprehend the magnitude of this disaster.
- Several hundred people have been killed in Brazil during a deluge that caused major landslides.
- In Sri Lanka, a million people are affected by floods in the central, north and eastern provinces.
- Four persons drowned and a thousand were affected in Germany when the levels of major rivers rose.
These are exceptional events. Everywhere else the weather is normal, winter-cold in the Northern hemisphere with its usual snow storms, like in Boston where the Mayor just lifted a city snow emergency Thursday, one day after blizzard conditions pounded the city and created hazardous travel conditions across New England….
During that time, it is sunny and 18C in Marbella. The weather forecast predicts the same pattern for the next 10 days…
We feel so privileged to enjoy such a weather while the skies are castigating so many people. Naturally, we also complain about the climate: some find it too hot in summer, others are still reminiscing about last winter when it rained almost constantly for three months, my children vent against a two-degree drop in temperature when we go cycling to school…
The world is the same everywhere: people focus on their own problems and have a hard time empathizing with events occurring far away. And yes, the weather remains Marbella´s principal asset.