This week, a 400 year old church emerged from a drought-hit reservoir in Mexico. Known as the Temple of Quechula, the church has been submerged under 100ft of water since 1966, but thanks to climate change is guest-starring in its former environment again. In fact, the water level in the Nezahualcóyotl reservoir in Chiapas state has plunged by 25m due to drought in the area, causing the old building to reappear.
I find this image disturbing. It’s as if it’s risen from the depths, urging atheist and believer alike to pray for our future in the light of changing global sea levels.
Other things that have popped out to say ‘hi’ recently as a result of climate change drought include Jewish tombstones in Poland’s Vistula River that were apparently used to shore up the river banks in the 19th century. Will the families of those deprived of their grave-markers…
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