YOU AND ME MAKE EUROPE

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ENVIRONMENTAL
PROBLEMS IN SPAIN
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CLIMATE CHANGE
• Climate change is a
worldwide problem and it’s
the cause of most
environmental problems in
Spain.
• Since 1973, the average
temperature of Spain has
been increasing faster and
faster.
CLIMATE CHANGE
The consequences of Climate
Change in Spain are:
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Temperature Rise
Desertification
Decrease of cultivable land.
Lack of water, as it evaporates
faster.
• Increase of some diseases
which are transmitted by the air.
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TEMPERATURE RISE
In this map, we can see that the temperature has risen faster in the
Mediterranean coast.
VERY HIGH RISE OF
TEMPERATURE
HIGH RISE OF
TEMPERATURE.
NORMAL RISE OF
TEMPERATURE
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DESERTIFICATION
• Spain is a very warm country so climate change and lack of
water have had a huge effect on the desertification process.
• It threats a third of Spain’s area.
• Desertification is the
main cause of fires
in Spain, which
destroys plants and
trees every year.
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DESERTIFICATION
The North and the mountain areas are wet but the rest of Spain is really
dry, that’s why temperatures are so high and desertification is an
important problem.
VERY DRY
DRY
AVERAGE
WET
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POLLUTION
• Traffic and
factories are the
main sources of
pollution.
• 80% of Spain’s
urban Pollution
is caused by
traffic.
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POLLUTION
The consequences of
pollution in Spain are:
• Acid Rain
• Environmental
degradation
• Danger to many animal
species
• Death of vegetation.
• Reduction of the flora and
fauna.
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ACID RAIN
• Pollution Causes Acid
Rain.
• When a lot of dangerous
gases are poured into the
atmosphere, the rain
becomes acid.
• It can damage forests,
buildings, etc.
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URBANIZATION OF NATURAL
AREAS
• Many areas,
mainly very near
the sea, are
being urbanized
to increase
tourism.
• That is destroying
many coastal
landscapes.
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ENVIRONMENTAL
PROBLEMS IN MURCIA
MURCIA
Our region
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MAIN PROBLEMS
•Deforestation
and
desertification
•Pollution
•Drought
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DEFORESTATION AND
DESERTIFICATION
•Its warm and dry climate, the lack of water, the industrial and
economic growing and tourism are the causes of these problems.
•Every year forests disappear in Murcia because of the lack of water.
•Many trees are cut to build houses, factories and resorts.
•New economic activities are causing the end of rural works, which
took care of forest some years ago. This lack of care produce the
growing of the number of fires.
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POLLUTION
•Pollution of the sea and seaboard: This was a
consequence of the mining and petrol industry.
• Atmospheric pollution: Now a days this is in a
normal range but 20 years ago Cartagena, our city,
was one of the most polluted cities in Spain together
with Bilbao because of petrol industry.
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