Climate change may 'bottleneck' the Panama Canal and disrupt world trade
Panama Canal Weather Forecast, Panama - Holiday Weather
More than , ships have passed through the Panama Canal since The Panama Canal, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. Over the years, the canal has seen more than , ships and million tons of cargo since its American-funded completion in Visitors to the Panama Canal most frequently arrive in winter or spring to see the historic waterway that President Theodore Roosevelt called "the most important action" he took in foreign relations. The "best time" to go really depends on your priorities. Come to Panama in February, March, September and October for the least chance of rain, although any month from mid-December to the beginning of May is fairly dry.
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F or the last century, the Panama Canal has been a key factor in world trade, enabling shippers to move more than m tons of products per year between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But the canal faces a threat that could, potentially, keep it from functioning reliably in the years to come. As extreme weather events create periods of flood and drought, they threaten the consistent water supply that the canal needs to operate. A few days ago, the head of the canal authority announced that, by early next year, the worst drought in decades could force authorities to limit the weight of the cargo carried by ships on the canal. While expensive and disruptive, the drought is indicative of a much larger concern.