Global warming and the impact on animals
Heuschreckenplagen weltweit und die globale Erwärmung
In Ostafrika, Südasien und Südamerika gibt es zur Zeit Heuschreckenplagen
Last change: Isolde Moussot 07.07.2020
Sie fressen ganze Felder kahl. Das kann zu Hungersnöten führen. Betroffen sind Indien, Kenia und viele weitere Länder in Ostafrika, Brasilien, Argentinien, Paraguay, Pakistan und China.
The West Nile virus could spread in Germany says the RKi
The virus is transmitted by the mosquito Culex and causes symptoms such as fever and rashes in 20 percent of infected people. 1 percent of those infected could suffer serious illness.
More and more butterflies are on the red list
In Bavaria 100 of 169 butterfly species are on the red list of endangered species. Intensive agriculture and land sealing are cited as causes. In addition, for the 3rd year in a row the moths suffer from too dry summers.
Heat wave and plague of locusts in India
Temperatures up to 50 degrees. In addition, the country has the worst plague of locusts in decades.
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.
Werden die Glühwürmchen verschwinden?
Wegen dem Klimawandel?
Last change: Isolde Moussot 08.03.2020
Schuld daran, dass es immer weniger Glühwürmchen gibt, sind vor allem Pestizide und das trockenere und wärmere Klima, sagt eine Studie.
Somalia and Pakistan declare a state of emergency over a plague of locusts
Huge swarms of locusts infest the fields. Very high harvest losses are expected. The Pakistani government says this is the worst locust infestation in more than two decades and has therefore declared a state of emergency in the east of the country.
East Africa suffers from a plague of locusts on a huge scale
The reason for this is the floods that have hit East Africa. Now the locusts eat everything bare. In Kenya, there is a swarm that is 60 km long by 40 km wide.
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.
Nearly 300 Pacific green sea turtles found dead.
Since Christmas, almost 300 Pacific green sea turtles have been found dead on the southern Pacific coast of Mexico due to a red algae bloom.
The hibernation period of brown bears is shortening due to global warming
The effects of the shortened hibernation period of bears on other animal species and humans have not yet been thoroughly investigated.
Tropical diseases now also in Germany
Climate change under suspicion
Several cases of West Nile fever have been detected in the Leipzig, Wittenberg and Berlin areas. Since the virus is not always dramatic, there may have been hundreds of other cases that have not been reported. The Zika virus is also occurring for the first time in Germany.