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Canada Arctic last intact ice shelf collapsed

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-canada-idUSKCN2523JH

07.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

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.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-canada-idUSKCN2523JH

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/siberia-s-gateway-underworld-g

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.

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07.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

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,

Sources:

https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/amp/brasil-53662968

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantanal

http://79.143.189.165/wissen/flora-und-fauna-brasiliens/biodiversitaet

https://www.wwf.de/klimakrise/amazonas/

Further links:

https://www.fr.de/meinung/bio-sprit-gefaehrdet-pantanal-guerteltier-bi

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/brasilien-amazonas-abholzung-101.htm

A large part of the Mont Blanc glacier threatens to slide off

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/06/italian-homes-evac

06.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

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.

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/06/italian-homes-evac

https://www.republicain-lorrain.fr/faits-divers-justice/2020/08/06/mas

https://www.ntn24.com/internacional/europa/un-gran-trozo-glaciar-del-m

https://www.focus.de/panorama/welt/ort-im-aostatal-evakuiert-am-mont-b

A global warming of 3.4 degrees is likely

https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/klimawandel-erderwaermung-fo

04.08.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

if CO2 emissions continue to develop as before. This could already be the case in 60 to 80 years, according to the Spiegel report.

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https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/klimawandel-erderwaermung-fo

A week of over 50 degrees in Iraq

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/temperature-in-middle-east-tops-50c

31.07.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Baghdad this week saw the highest and second-highest temperatures recorded since records began. Temperatures above 50 degrees have been rare in Iraq.

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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/temperature-in-middle-east-tops-50c

SOS record temperatures on Earth - 51.67 degrees Celsius in Baghdad

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29.07.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
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This is the highest temperature ever measured there. In Beirut in Lebanon it was on Tuesday, 28.7.2020, with 45.4 degrees, as hot as never before in Lebanon. In Damascus in Syria it was with 46 degrees on Tuesday also as hot as never before.

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https://news-24.fr/bagdad-en-irak-atteint-125-degres-un-record/

https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/wetter-50-grad-in-bagdad-1.3088380

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/07/29/baghdad-iraq-heat-re

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/record-temperatures-in-iraq-add-

https://www.luzernerzeitung.ch/international/sie-schwitzen-jetzt-schon

The drought in Germany is killing our forests

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28.07.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

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

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https://www.tagesschau.de/waldschaeden-103.html

https://www.rnd.de/wissen/waldschaden-nehmen-deutlich-zu-zahl-geschadi

21.7 degrees Celsius in Svalbard, Arctic

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/spitzbergen-temperatur-101.html

26.07.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Normally it is only 5 to 8 degrees warm there at this time of year.

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https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/spitzbergen-temperatur-101.html

Temperature record on the Arctic archipelago Spitsbergen

https://www.t-online.de/nachhaltigkeit/id_88293424/hoechster-wert-seit

25.07.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
Last change: Isolde Moussot 28.07.2020

It's 21.2 degrees today. Normally it is only 5 to 8 degrees in July. July is the warmest month of the year there. In the Russian part of the Arctic, temperatures have been 5 degrees above normal since January.

Sources:

https://www.t-online.de/nachhaltigkeit/id_88293424/hoechster-wert-seit

https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/spitzbergen-temperatur-101.html

Further links:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spitzbergen_(Inselgruppe)

Locust plagues on 3 continents and global warming

There are currently plagues of locusts in East Africa, South Asia and South America

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06.07.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

They eat whole fields bare. This can lead to famine. India, Kenya and many other countries in East Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Pakistan and China are affected.

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India

Argentina

India drones against locusts / Indien Dronen gegen Heuschrecken

Paraguay and Argentinia

Brazil / Brasilien

Nepal Katmandu

East Afrika / Ostafrika

https://www.spektrum.de/news/verheerende-heuschreckenplage-von-ostafri

https://www.sonnenseite.com/de/umwelt/ostafrika-droht-eine-noch-fatale

Further links:

https://www.swr.de/swr2/wissen/heuschreckenplage-somalia-ruft-notstand

https://www.klima27.com/index.php?page=show_news_details_1&news_id=581

Die Alpen haben seit dem Jahr 2000 ein sechstel ihrer Gletscher verloren.

https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-06/klimawandel-gletscherschwund

25.06.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de
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Besonders betroffen ist die Schweiz und die Randgebiete der Alpen.

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https://www.zeit.de/wissen/umwelt/2020-06/klimawandel-gletscherschwund

Germany is an export country of pork. How does that work?

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24.06.2020 Author: Isolde Moussot Translator: Isolde Moussot Original language: de

Employees with very poor wages and very poor working conditions made possible by employment via subcontractors. Import of cheap animal feed at the expense of the rainforest and

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https://www.zdf.de/gesellschaft/markus-lanz/markus-lanz-vom-23-juni-20

https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2018-01/fleischatlas-fleichkonsum-deuts

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