We are the people
from Gitte Hagstedt-Dickson, Göteborg, Sweden
Last change: Isolde Moussot 13.08.2020
Song to encourage from a committed climate activist and singer from Sweden.
Protest from Ende Gelände against the destruction of villages in Germany for coal mining
Village walk in Garzweiler, because coal companies drive people out of their houses to mine coal. The burning of coal releases CO2 and thus harms the climate and destroys our and the future our children and grandchildren.
Protest action from the end of the site at the Drzewce lignite mine of ZE PAK near Konin in Poland
Open-cast mining not only threatens the climate, but also consumes massive amounts of water in the already arid region of central Poland. This is why the fields there are drying up. The water level in an important lake has dropped an average of 5 metres in the last 10 years.
Volcanic eruption in the north of the island Sumatra in Indonesia
The volcano Sinabung has today ejected an ash cloud of more than 7 km height. Already on Saturday there was an eruption with an ash cloud of 4 km height. In June 2019 the last eruption of the 2460 m high volcano took place. In 2010 it erupted for the first time in 400 years.
After thermal storms, dramatic situation in Greece
There are severe floods, residents save themselves on the roofs of their houses, streets are torn away and cars are washed into the sea. At least five people are dead and two are missing.
Climate activists occupy parts of the Mannheim coal-fired power station and the combined heat and power plant in Berlin-Mohabit
5 to 6 people climb onto a roof of the Mannheim coal-fired power station and block the conveyor belt for 5 hours. After that the police arrest them. With this action, the climate protectors want to draw attention to the disastrous consequences of coal-fired power generation.
Action of Animal Rebellion Dortmund in the city centre of Dortmund, Germany
They called for the urgently needed agricultural turnaround for (survival) in order to counter the climate crisis and the next pandemic outbreaks, and because of the corona crisis, the action was carried out with minimum distance and masks. Every crisis must be fought.
Worst drought in Europe for 250 years
Since spring 2018, a large part of Europe, including Germany and the Czech Republic, has been suffering from an exceptional drought. The last 5 years were the hottest 5 years since weather records began.
Canada Arctic last intact ice shelf collapsed
In the Canadian Arctic, the last completely intact ice shelf in the collapsed. In only 2 days in July it lost 40 percent of its surface area, researchers said on Thursday.
1.01 million hectares of forest have already been burned in the Pantanal this year (Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia)
The South American Pantanal is one of the largest inland wetlands on earth and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The area is currently experiencing the greatest environmental tragedy in decades. 1.01 million hectares of virgin forest have burned this year (from 1.1.2020 to 4.8.2020) in the Panatal valley in the Mato Grosso do Sul area. This is almost 4 times as much as last year. Last year,
After heavy rain a Gas pipeline explodes.
A large part of the Mont Blanc glacier threatens to slide off
Approximately 500,000 cubic metres of ice on the Italian side of the glacier are threatening to slip off. 70 people were evacuated in Val Ferret at the end of the Aosta Valley.