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Climate activists have filled the holes in golf courses with cement

Climate activists have filled the holes in golf courses with cement

Climate activists have filled holes in ten golf courses in Spain in protest of high water consumption.

As the climate group Extinction Rebellion announced on Sunday, the overnight measures were targeting golf courses in the US BarcelonaAnd MadridAnd ValenciaIn the Basque countryin the region Navara And on the island Ibiza against “wasting water during one of the worst droughts Europe has ever seen”.

Extinction Rebellion declared “There is no place for golf in a world without water.” Some activists filled the holes with cement and others planted seedlings.

“Just one hole on a golf course uses more than 100,000 liters of water per day to maintain the surrounding green,” Extinction Rebellion said, citing figures from Ecologists In Action.

“In Spain, 437 golf courses are irrigated daily,” the climate group criticized. This means that golf courses use more water than the residents of Madrid and Barcelona combined.

However, only 0.6 percent of the population plays golf.

According to experts, parts of Spain are much drier than they have been for a thousand years. After the hottest and driest spring since weather records began, 60 percent of the country was on alert in early June, according to the European Drought Monitor, due to a lack of rain, and the summer’s first heatwave sent record temperatures even higher. from 44 degrees Celsius.

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