‘Til the Rivers Run Dry

Reactors in France had to reduce power because of low flow in the rivers being used for cooling. The pictures show Lake Garda in Italy at record lows. The Rhine is becoming too low for barge traffic, for cruise ships. In Rome, the River Po is low. The Mediterranean is too warm.

We hear a lot about mitigating the effects. OK, as long as it isn’t being used to enable; instead of addressing the causes. No doubt stop gaps are needed until we get emissions under control, but let’s not piss away money that could be better spent on alternative energy.

Do TV stations in the deep red states show the heat maps for 2050?

“EDF cuts output at nuclear power plants as French rivers get too warm” | Energy industry | The Guardian

“‘The water wasn’t there’: Shrinking of Italy’s Lake Garda shocks tourists” | Euronews

“Quiet flows the Po: the life and slow death of Italy’s longest river” | Drought | The Guardian

“Mediterranean ecosystem suffering ‘marine wildfire’ as temperatures peak” | Oceans | The Guardian

Heat.gov Map Gallery | HEAT.gov – National Integrated Heat Health Information System