Samuel García, governor of Nuevo León, reflected on the climate crisis and water scarcity, of which, he said, They are not exclusive problems of your state, but it is worldwide.
“We are victims of our success”
In a video of more than 30 minutes, Samuel García accepted that Nuevo León is experiencing a very serious problem of water scarcity.
“The dams have dried up, the aquifer is depleted, it hasn’t rained even half as much on average in the last 5 years and the heat is getting worse and worse we are more and more, we are victims of our success… we have spent decades of governments that did not see the future, that did not plan and that did not have a water projection”.
Nuevo León, I ask you to please listen to this message ��#Live, because the high temperatures and the drought that is affecting Mexico and the world, have a reason. We have to do something about it.
— Samuel García (@samuel_garcias)
July 25, 2022
Due to the above, he recalled that last week the federal government issued an agreement recognizing the situation of extreme drought in various entities of the country, including Nuevo León. “Nature is charging us a bill, today Nuevo León is paying dearly”.
However, he said, the “drought is not unique to Mexico, it happens all over the world”.
“If it’s not true, tell me why Biden, the president of the United States, has just allocated 2.3 billion dollars to tackle climate change in his country.”
“We have to come out strong and thinking about the future, climate change today is a climate crisis, it exists, not only in Nuevo León, it is worldwide… nature is charging us a bill and is crying out for it”.
In that sense, he pointed out that for this reason the Secretary of the Environment was created during his administration and various “very aggressive” actions against pollution were implemented.
“The solution is not and should not be where I get more water from, the solution is how we do it so that the water we have lasts longer, is better distributed and can reach other generations.”
The governor called on the various sectors such as industry, agriculture and the population in general to take care of the water and warned that “negligence” will be punished.
He stressed that the agricultural sector is the one that uses the most water. “From January to date I have seen with deep pain that irrigation technology is lacking.”
“I ask that this not remain as a chapter, an anecdote of New Lionit is the worst crisis that the state has experienced, but we will get out of it, the government, society, agricultural and industrial sectors, you and your family, let us change our habits so that a water crisis does not happen again, if we always want water, we have to take care of it forever”.
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