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Two degrees

The average high temperature on the Costa del Sol in July has been two degrees hotter than the historical average, which is taken from a not-so-far-off period from 1980 to 2010. For 31 days we had to cope with highs of an average of 32.4 degrees, according to the Spanish met office Aemet. It's true that not all of the increase in the last month can be put down to climate change, but it's fair to assume that part of it is related to the phenomenon. In fact the Aemet meteorologists themselves have warned of the speed at which temperatures are rising.

The Jiminy Crickets of climate change don't stop shouting into the ear of a Pinocchio whose nose no longer fits on his face for so many lies. The warnings are coming from more and more sides, but the reality is that nobody cares, starting with the governments. After all, it's not that noticeable yet, and when it's really scorching we won't be here to tell the tale. Youngsters have had to take the helm of the demands for change, concerned by the legacy we're leaving them. For them, those two degrees might be the difference between having a future or not.