The waves, of record height, moved easily along a shrinking beach. They went through the streets and demolished the promenade. The storm Gloria hit the Valencian coast just a year ago, defenseless in the face of increasingly frequent and intense storms and leaving unprecedented images of destruction. The evidence that the climate crisis does not come for free, especially when it hits a bricked coastline like the Spanish one.
An alert from 15 years ago underestimated by the authorities predicted the risk to the coast of storms such as ‘Gloria’