_ Today, I saw something, which I have never seen before and would not have imagined seeing in Germany...
A farmer was watering his crop!
At the end of November!
This is a country and a month known for having an average rainfall of “every day”. I cannot recall the last full day of rain (except for every day last November). Signs of a drought have been increasing: low water on rivers, causing shipping to be restricted, plants wilting in my garden, people sitting at sidewalk cafés (in November!), and lower oil consumption (a blessing at its current price).
And, by the way, the regions along the Mediterranean are suffering from torrential rains and flooding. So, if you want to enjoy a cappuccino at an outdoor table, travel to Frankfurt and not to Nice.
My conclusion? Anyone that denies climate change is an ignorant fool.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.