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  • in an average year.

  • I should be under water right now.

  • When we get to the tips in the morning, there's no water in its frustration for us.

  • This huge reservoir supplies water for a town of 40,000 people, but it's been empty bone dry since January.

  • I've lost line of Quetta from starvation from a lot, and it's not just this spot.

  • The whole region is suffering from a terrible drought.

  • So what's being done to help people on?

  • What does this all mean for the wider world?

  • No.

  • Would it be very rude of me to ask how old you are?

  • I'm 73.

  • What's going on with the water here?

  • We have a great flop problem with the water year.

  • Really?

  • Because our Children must wash.

  • They must go to school and we also we must watch.

  • We must go to work and we must cook and make food for our Children and also the washing.

  • It's a problem.

  • So how do you cope?

  • Oh really?

  • We don't cook.

  • I've lost nine off Keiko, yet only only myself.

  • 99 Debt from starfish from starvation from drought Every time you come toe where they have died you heads like empathy.

  • Not much.

  • Lift Novia on that.

  • She's from five years of drought.

  • I've educated of all of my kettle.

  • Um, I don't have any kettle left.

  • Yeah, aan dat is purely because I don't have grazing for cattle anymore.

  • They're handing out 10 liters of water per person.

  • It's a big help, of course, in this neighborhood, but it's not a long term solution.

  • So you're helping here because the government's fails not only the government, the municipality said no plane has to solve this card and crisis warning signs would even 5 to 6 years ago, when the tram levels are dropping.

  • Solutions supposed to be fine.

  • So is supposed to be found that primarily, but there was meetings off the meetings.

  • On and off the meetings were fruitless.

  • States.

  • You're in charge, essentially of providing water to all these people.

  • How do you feel about what's going on?

  • It's terribly frustrating.

  • It's It's something that you you know you're responsible for it, but there's nothing you can do people find in the middle of night.

  • I swear to you that curse you, Zeus.

  • Not a pleasant situation, but we've got to try and do what we can reason.

  • What happens here matters to the rest of the world.

  • So much is that this region is currently heating up twice the global average, two degrees warmer already within the next a few decades.

  • That could be five or six degrees.

  • So what you have here essentially is a glimpse into the future.

  • And it's not looking promising.

  • I was very skeptical about it.

  • Almost the same thing will happen to us.

  • But this happened and it really happened on what we seen you now eyes part of climate change and people that just get after you even countries were like lots of trucks of water.

  • They gotta start.

  • I started realizing that suggests changing Jason, do you think perhaps giving up moving somewhere else?

  • My roots are?

  • Yeah.

  • I grew up.

  • Yeah.

  • I spent 40 years of my life here.

  • Um, I I will do everything in my power not to leave, but if it really comes to that, if they start processed for another two years, I don't think they're going to be many people left here.

  • I got no option.

  • I understand.

  • Where Well, where will they go and must And so a parched town waits for rain and tries to work out how to survive.

  • Lessons from here are urgent and familiar.

  • Plan earlier.

  • Adapt Foster.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/02
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