- Extreme weather affects everything from agriculture to energy transportation everywhere.
- Re-emerging artifacts have been lost over time due to natural forces or due to development.
- A prehistoric stone circle and medieval village was discovered in Spain amid extreme drought.
Ancient relics, prehistoric treasures and medieval villages are among the underwater artifacts that have surfaced as water levels around the world plummeted due to drought.
This year, the United States has been hit hard by major flooding, water shortages and scorching temperatures. Multiple sets of human remains have resurfaced in Lake Mead as water levels continue to drop.
Climate change affects everything from agriculture to energy transportation, and many areas are not equipped with the infrastructure to deal with such extremes.
Europe is facing record heat waves. China issued a drought emergency this week as areas of the Yangtze River dry up, Chinese state media say.
It also improves the physical and mental well-being of those most affected. Poor people and other marginalized groups are often the hardest hit by climate change, according to the United Nations.
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Three ancient Buddhist statues believed to be about 600 years old were unveiled on a previously sunken island in the Yangtze River during a severe drought and heat wave in southwestern China.
Spain experienced its warmest month in July since at least 1961, putting Spain’s reservoirs at just 40 percent of capacity on average earlier this month, Reuters said.
The dolmen of Guadalperal, or ‘Spanish Stonehenge’, in the Spanish province of Cáceres are completely exposed by low water levels.
The prehistoric stone circle with more than 100 standing rocks was discovered in 1926 by German archaeologist Hugo Obermaier and dates back to about 7,000 years ago.
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According to NASA, the rocks were flooded in the 1960s during a rural development project under the Francisco Franco dictatorship. In 2019, the entire structure was uncovered for the first time since the Valdecañas reservoir was filled during the project.