Climate change connection?

Dear Editor,

I fail to see the ​connection between Albufeira flooding, ​toxic bivalves and climate change (Algarve Resident, December 3 edition)​. ​

Albufeira is a seaside town completely disconnected from the surrounding environment and ​built upon shoddy planning.​​ ​

Contaminated ​bivalves reared and grown along the Algarve coast ​were exposed​ to foreign viruses and as such deemed unfit for human consumption.​

Portugal’s failures lie with an unstable political leadership along with apathetic elected officials; so blaming all the country’s shortfalls on the climate seems a COP out to me.

Charlie Frew