Since torrential rainfall has claimed almost a hundred lives in Peru and over 300 in Colombia in 2017, Mexico should also be alert against the lethal El Nino phenomenon, an expert warns.(Soundbite, Spanish) Ricardo Medina Calvaria, Mexican Biologist "Speaking of Mexico, for example, Tabasco is at a lower level to the sea, probably prone to this climatic change and the effect of the El Nino, which grows towards both sides, towards the north and towards the south.”The El Nino phenomenon focuses on the central and the east-central equatorial Pacific.As part of its curse, temperature rise causes the sea to evaporate faster, leading to torrents and human catastrophes.(Soundbite, Spanish) Ricardo Medina Calvaria, Mexican Biologist “(Southeastern state) Tabasco is in the Gulf of Mexico. Of course, a rise in temperature will make the rainy season in Mexico much stronger and more susceptible to flooding in Tabasco."The rainy season is fast approaching Mexico.This is why Calvo calls for immediate attention and precaution, right after Colombia and Peru were ravaged by rampant waters.(Soundbite, Spanish) Ricardo Medina Calvaria, Mexican Biologist "We can see that the weather is warmer, and that is why the El Nino lingers in Peru and Ecuador. Nowadays, as we see in the news, the intense rainfall resulting from this phenomenon has caused landslides, floods and overflowing rivers, all disasters against people and their goods."As a result of the El Nino, climate change has seriously affected Mexican coastlines in recent years, which are part of the Pacific shore of Latin America.To make things worse, the sea level has increased by three or four millimeters per year, which is why researchers worry that more horrendous consequences may be dormant for Mexico.
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