Forest fires in California, Oregon and Washington
We have to think of it as a climate fire, says the Governor of Washington.
Last change: Isolde Moussot 12.09.2020
500,000 people are fleeing the flames. At least 16 people have died in the fires, including a one-year-old boy.
Hurricane Laura, USA, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti
In Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the storm has already caused considerable damage and 25 people have died. It is now moving across the Atlantic at 145 km/h. The unusual warm seawater means that the storm is constantly gaining strength.
The great death of trees in Germany
Spruces are particularly affected. They can be seen from far away. They look like grey corpses. I have to cry when I see this and fall into deepest mourning. But also the other tree species die in the 3rd year of drought in a row.
Power outages in California due to the heat wave
54.4 degrees Celsius in Death Valley
For the first time since 2001, so-called rolling blackouts have been ordered since 15.8.2020 because the power grid is overloaded.
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.