- Publisher: Roqueta Magazine
- Editor: Duncan Frazer
- Edition: 328
- Published: 1st August 2018
There seems to be ever growing evidence that global warming is not some cranky idea. Look at the weather this year. In Menorca it must have been the worst winter for many years, and then the summer with blistering heat all over Spain and Europe. Talking about the weather may be a British thing, but actually it is increasingly apparent that climate change is becoming a real global problem.
On a local basis ROQUETA hosted a Question Time themed event discussing the environmental issues facing Menorca. A good turnout resulted in a lively debate, and a report on the meeting is carried in this edition.
We have taken the environmental theme on, with Rachael writing about waste and fishing here on the island. She has done some digging about and reports on some interesting findings. Not for the faint hearted.
All things natural are covered. Articles by Glennis on butterflies, Javier is back with his observations on birds’ nests, the fruit of the month is watermelon, so plenty for you to read about, learn and look out for.
For those joining us on holiday we have a guide to beaches, and for all of us plenty of recommendations on where to eat and the most comprehensive What’s On guide available to keep you out of trouble.
Christine continues to keep us all up to date with Island News, so even if you are dipping in and out of Menorcan life, it is a good way of staying in touch.
Thanks to all the charities and social groups who continue to keep us up to date on what they have been up to, and report on the busy social lives that they live here.
The island is busy for sure, thank goodness. But the season remains too short. We have heard positive rumours about a new winter flight schedule, so hopefully we can see an extension to the season. It is a beautiful island throughout the year and more visitors should be able to enjoy Menorca’s different seasonal faces.
Front cover image: Binibequer beach