Drought Migrants: A Honduran farmer weighs the weather odds
Every year in Noel Martinez's hometown in Honduras, people wait for the May rains to plant their fields and feed their animals. But for the last four years it's been abnormally dry--less rain has been falling later in the season and high temperatures have been breaking records. This pattern is precisely what climate change models predict for Central America as global temperatures rise. It's also what drove Noel to leave his family and cross the border to the U.S. in search of work.
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