More and more soil turns into wasteland every year
More than 30 % of the world's soils are affected, with an additional 10 million hectares being added each year.
One third of pasture land and a quarter of all arable land and forests worldwide are affected. Biodiversity and thus life in the soil is also threatened. As a result, the regeneration of the soil is also at risk.
Drought in Germany
An analysis shows which regions in Germany are particularly affected and to what extent.
Drought in Chile
It hasn't rained in months. There is talk of the worst drought since weather records began.
Extreme water shortage in Chile. Central Chile becomes a desert. The problem is aggravated by mining and water-intensive agriculture, for example with avocados and other fruits that are also exported to Europe. In addition, the population suffers from privatisation
A city in Bulgaria runs out of water
The Studena reservoir has almost dried up
In Pernik at the moment there is only occasional water from the tap and it is dirty and stinks. The town is supplied by a drinking water reservoir and it is almost dried up.
7 years without rain in Southafrica
Last change: Isolde Moussot 18.01.2020
Africa's wildlife is dying because of the drought. Film about the current situation.
The economic and personal consequences of climate change
Last change: Isolde Moussot 17.01.2020
How will we live in the future? The decision is made now whether we do this consciously or not. Doing nothing is also a clear decision in this case.
Australia plans to kill 10,000 camels because of the drought
Last change: Isolde Moussot 08.01.2020
Camels drink too much water, they say. Because of the drought, they penetrate into communities of indigenous people in search of water.
Australia Tens of thousands leave their homes along the entire south-east coast of Australia
after the authorities have ordered the evacuation
Cars with people fleeing from the flames blocked the streets. Whole villages are in flames. Some places are cut off from the outside world because of bush fires.
SOS for Australia
The bushfires are out of control
The bushfires in Australia have become so extensive that they are threatening more and more houses. Animals and people are dying in the flames.
For weeks, there have been fires all around Sydney
80 fires were counted
The air is so bad in Sydney that the fire alarms go off. In the northwest there is a fire front 60 km long. 2000 firemen are on duty.
Endlich Regen in Deutschland
Noch nie habe ich mich so sehr über Regen gefreut
Heute Morgen wurde ich vom Regen geweckt. Noch nie habe ich mich so über Regen gefreut. Es war Musik in meinen Ohren. Die Bäume sterben in Deutschland wegen Dürre.. Zunächst waren die Fichten betroffen, weil sie nur flache Wurzeln haben. .
Afrika +++ Sambia erlebt die schlimmste Dürre
an die sich Menschen erinnern können
Last change: Isolde Moussot 18.09.2019
Seit 6 bis 7 Jahren gehen die Niederschäge zurück. Die meisten Bäche und Flüsse sind ausgetrocknet. Die Ernte ist kathastrophal. Es droht eine Hungersnot.