The Balearics is still gripped by the worst drought in the past century and this summer has been the hottest in the past decade and yesterday the World Wildlife Fund, at a conference on climate change, said that the evidence for global warming is overwhelming. Despite the short sharp showers and storms of the past few days in the Balearics, which in some areas caused isolated flooding, Majorca's two main reservoirs are almost dry and sadly that is how they will remain. Climate change is already increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, and the trend is likely to continue according to a report released yesterday by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature. The report, Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events, states that global temperatures will increase, as they have done in the Balearics this year, sea levels would rise, and few places in the world would be spared an increase in violent rainstorms, droughts such as the severe one which has a stranglehold on the Balearics, tropical cyclones and other climatic disruptions. The evidence to show extreme weather is the result of global warming was overwhelming. The authors said the increase in extreme weather would affect different parts of the world differently, and that the southern hemisphere would suffer most.

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