Drought in Spain is visible from space!
Drought is taking a toll on one of the world’s leading olive oil producing regions, and it is visible from space!
In Spain, a drought turns the world’s largest olive oil producing region brown.— NASA Earth (@NASAEarth) May 23, 2023
NASA’s Terra satellite shows where green vegetation in May 2022 (left) turned brown by May 2023 (right). The drought dried up reservoirs, parched olive groves, and led to water restrictions. pic.twitter.com/WXeHCZBMc9
Here is a look at the same area right now. It is a drastic change! The land is brown, reservoirs are dried up, olive groves are parched and farmers are facing water restrictions. NASA says the region only received 30% of its usual rainfall and temperatures have already reached 100 degrees. The North American Olive Oil Association says supplies will be limited and prices could double in some places.