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.
The drought in Germany is killing our forests
The drought of the last two years has caused severe damage to forests. Last year alone, 32 million cubic metres of damaged wood were felled, which is 6 times as much as in 2017. During the entire period of regulated forest management, i.e. for 200 years, there has been no forest damage on such
En Baja Sajonia, Alemania, las aguas subterráneas se están volviendo escasas
Last change: Isolde Moussot 24.06.2020
Ni siquiera las lluvias de los últimos días pudieron reponer las reservas de agua subterránea. Alemania se dirige posiblemente al tercer año de sequía consecutivo.
In Saxony, Germany, rivers and streams threaten to dry up
From 6.6.2020 until October, the abstraction of water from rivers, streams and lakes in the state of Saxony is prohibited. Due to the continuing drought, rivers and streams are threatening to dry up.
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.