His name is Josep Pascual and he has been collecting meteorological information from l’Estartit since 1973. Twice a week for more than 20 years he has gone beyond the Medes Islands in his boat, the Pubilla, to measure the temperature and the level of the sea water.
Josep Pascual’s passion, which has earned him the appreciation of NASA, is very useful in recording the effects of climate change in the area, especially how the level and temperature of sea water have risen in l’Estartit. Pascual argues that, in the last half century, the surface temperature has risen on average more than one degree, and that the sea level has risen by the height of a hand in the last 30 years.
He is also aware of the regression of sand on the beach of l’Estartit, and assures that from 1993 until now it has receded by twenty meters. Pasqual warns that the beaches are in danger and that sooner or later they will disappear.
All this motivates him to continue collecting data, with the aim of making the consequences of climate change evident. The Pascual family is linked to the Mascort Group, of which Castell Montgrí and Castell Mar are a part of.
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