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,
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.
A global warming of 3.4 degrees is likely
if CO2 emissions continue to develop as before. This could already be the case in 60 to 80 years, according to the Spiegel report.
A week of over 50 degrees in Iraq
Baghdad this week saw the highest and second-highest temperatures recorded since records began. Temperatures above 50 degrees have been rare in Iraq.
SOS record temperatures on Earth - 51.67 degrees Celsius in Baghdad
Last change: Isolde Moussot 30.07.2020
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.
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
21.7 degrees Celsius in Svalbard, Arctic
Normally it is only 5 to 8 degrees warm there at this time of year.
Temperature record on the Arctic archipelago Spitsbergen
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.
Locust plagues on 3 continents and global warming
There are currently plagues of locusts in East Africa, South Asia and South America
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.
Die Alpen haben seit dem Jahr 2000 ein sechstel ihrer Gletscher verloren.
Last change: Isolde Moussot 25.06.2020
Besonders betroffen ist die Schweiz und die Randgebiete der Alpen.
Germany is an export country of pork. How does that work?
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